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October Newsletter

Rural Innovator Award - Vote for Your Favourite!


We have had some truly inspiring entries to the awards - the categories have been shortlisted and you can now vote for your favourite in each.  The winner in each category will be invited to present at the Scottish Rural Parliament next month.

The Shortlist


Building Rural Communities

  • Creative Care Project – GrowBiz Perth and Kinross
  • Kirrie Connections Kirriemuir

Environment and Land Use

  • Incredible Edible But
  • Lanark Community Development Trust – Castlebank Park
  • The Mountains and the People

Food and Drink

  • Forth Environment Link – Stirling Food Assembly
  • Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd

Transport and Infrastructure

  • Balquhidder Community Broadband
  • Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company


  • Brechin HealthWatch project at Brechin High School
  • LGBT Youth Scotland

How to vote

Have a look at each category, once you’ve chosen your winner in each, please click here to vote!
Voting closes at 5pm on 24 October.

Scottish Rural Parliament


14th– 16thNovember

Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway


The Scottish Rural Parliament brings together people from rural communities with decision-makers, for three days of celebration and exploration. Participants examine a wide-range of issues affecting rural communities and make recommendations for change.


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