Who will you nominate for a ‘Rural Oscar’?

You could nominate your local village shop - our photo shows Scalpay Stores - or Post Office for an award. SGD. 20098
You could nominate your local village shop - our photo shows Scalpay Stores - or Post Office for an award. SGD. 20098

Nominations are rolling in for Scottish businesses in the Countryside Alliance Awards, but there is still plenty of time before the November 1st deadline to make sure your favourite rural enterprise is in the running. 
The Countryside Alliance Awards recognise and honour all that’s best about our enterprising country businesses. 
So far 70 nominations have been made across Scotland, with most popular so far, family butchers HW Irvine of Blairgowrie and Ardross Farm Shop in Leven.

Countryside Alliance Scotland director, Jamie Stewart, said: “The awards are simple. They are nomination led, so just tell us who you want to champion, in which category and what makes your choice so special.

“If you make your case passionately enough that person, shop, business or community group could be on the way to regional, or maybe even national, glory.”

He added: “The feel-good factor this competition has already generated is immense, and it continues to go from strength to strength.””

The five award categories are: Local Food; The Daily Telegraph Village Shop/ Post Office Awards; Butcher; and Start Up.

Nominations can be made at www.countryside-alliance.org.uk

Scottish Award winners will go forward to the grand final, judged by a national panel, and will be invited to attend the British Championships at Westminster next April, where the 2013 national champions will be announced.