Highly Commended At The Nature of Scotland Awards

The awards presentation dinner was hosted by TV wildlife presenters Kate Humble and Euan McIlwraith at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh on the 22nd of November.

There were nine different categories: Young Nature Champion, Food & Farming, Business, Political Advocate, Innovation, Nature Tourism, Sustainable Development, Youth & Education, and our category – Community Initiative.

Within each category, there were between four and eight shortlisted projects, seven in ours.

Tiree’s bees got a special mention from Euan McIlwraith who “loved the title of this project”. Perhaps he thought that it was a great project about yellow bumblebees!

I am delighted with the result and proud of the recognition that our work has received, possibly even be a little relieved that we didn’t win the top prize – winners of each category were invited onto the stage in front of bright lights, cameras and around 400 people! Nervewracking.

As this award is for all participants and supporters of the project, we’ve made the original framed certificate available to view in the Ranger Service Information room at the Business Centre. Congratulations everyone!

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