Alliance Awards – celebrating rural Scotland
Monday, 02 September 2013 09:01
The eighth annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald is urging the local community to get nominating.
The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars,’ were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.
Angus MacDonald MSP commented: “These Awards are an excellent way to promote the local businessmen and women who are working hard to keep rural Scotland ticking. Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition, so please get involved and nominate today. While Falkirk district is often regarded as an urban area we have however seen in recent months new small rural enterprises starting up so let’s see if we can bring a title home and tell a positive story about Falkirk district.”
The Awards run across the following categories:
- Local food Award
- Daily Telegraph Village shop/ Post Office Award
- Butcher Award
- Start-up Award
Nominations can be made here: http://www.countrysideallianceawards.org.uk/nomination