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The 2016 Rural Oscars - now at the judging stage

Regional finalists in the twelfth annual Countryside Alliance Awards, aka the Rural Oscars, have been announced (5th December).

Meet our regional finalists by clicking on the "2016 Regional Finalists" list on the left hand menu and clicking on a region. Good luck to all, and thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate. This has been a record year with over 7,500 nominations. The Awards exist to give rural businesses and communities a voice and a platform; we have some inspiring entrepreneurs and a huge number of community-operated enterprises who deserve the spotlight. 

The categories are:

  • Local food & drink

    Village shop / Post Office

    Farm enterprise

    Tourism enterprise (new for 2016)

  • Butcher category

  • (NB Scotland runs its own separate Rural Awards scheme - find out more at


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