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2011 Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards finalists

From a post office in Berwickshire to a butcher in Stornoway via drinks companies in Fife and Perthshire and food businesses in Dumfriesshire and Aberdeenshire, the SCA Awards finalists cover the map of Scotland.


Ross Montague of the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) commented, “we were delighted with the quality of the nominations to this years’ SCA 

The finalists are:

 

SCA LOCAL FOOD AWARD

  • A Taste of Galloway, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire
  • The Store, Ellon, Aberdeenshire
  • Cairn O’Mohr Fruit Wines, Errol, Perthshire

 

SCA VILLAGE SHOP / POST OFFICE AWARD

  • Ardfern Village Store, Lochgilphead, Argyll
  • Cockburnspath Post Office, Co’path, Berwickshire
  • Kirkmichael Village Shop, Kirkmichael, Perthshire

 

SCA BUTCHER AWARD

  • Charles Macleod Ltd, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
  • George Bower Butcher, Edinburgh

 

SCA RURAL ENTERPRISE AWARD

  • Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar, Fife
  • Leadburn Manor, Leadburn, Midlothian
  • Spencerfield Spirit, Inverkeithing, Fife

 

The fifth category in the SCA Awards is SCA Rural Hero. This award is made each year to an individual who has gone above and beyond to support and champion rural life and rural communities. The finalists for this category will be announced in January.
 
A special awards ceremony will take place in February 2012 in the Scottish Parliament to announce the overall winners in each category. 
 
Winners of the SCA Awards go on to represent Scotland against businesses from England and Wales in a pan-GB Countryside Alliance Awards competition at the House of Lords in March each year.