Nature of Scotland Awards 2019 open for applications

News story posted: 12/04/2019

Recognising excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in nature conservation, the eighth annual Nature of Scotland Awards co-sponsored by Scottish Natural Heritage are open for applications.


Entering the awards is free and applications are being sought across nine categories including two new awards for 2019: Coasts and Waters, Conservation Science, Community Initiative, Food and Farming, Innovation, Political Advocate of the Year, SNH Business, RSPB Species Champion and Youth and Education.


Winning the Community Initiative Award in 2018, Ninewells Community Garden’s mission is to promote wellbeing through therapeutic gardening. They have successfully created a place where people as well as plants can flourish. The one-acre garden is maintained and developed by volunteers and is always open for the hospital community and locals alike for rest and relaxation.  If you are involved in an outstanding community-based initiative that benefits nature and acts as inspiration to others we would like to hear from you.


New this year and ahead of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, the Awards will be celebrating the contribution of those who support nature living in Scottish marine and freshwater habitats. A new category has also been launched which will recognise and celebrate an individual or group of scientists whose research supports nature conservation in Scotland.


Find out more about the awards and submit your application by 4 June 2019 by visiting rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland

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