Scottish Rural Awards 2016

Chiene + Tait was delighted to support the Scottish Rural Awards held on 26th March at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. Organised by the Scottish Countryside Alliance and Scottish Field, the Awards highlighted the dedication and aspirations of those who live and work in rural areas.

The Rural Hero Award
Chiene + Tait sponsored the Rural Hero Award, which recognised the tremendous impact that an individual has made in support of a rural community in Scotland. Duncan and Brian Swinbanks; two brothers from Mull, received the Award.

Rory Kennedy, Chiene + Tait Rural Estates Partner comments:
“Duncan and Brian’s achievements to the benefit of the Island of Mull are numerous. To mention a few, they assisted the development of Tobermory
Harbour, created a Mull Community sports hub, doggedly pursued a community swimming pool completed in 2008, and successfully engaged with big business and National Government on a myriad of projects to achieve their vision for a better community on the Island of Mull.”

Other Awards
Butcher – The Arran Butcher Ltd
Rural Tourism – Scone Palace
Artisan Food – Highland Game
Education – Connect Berwickshire Youth Project
Hospitality – The Ardnamurchan Estate
Artisan Drink – Thistly Cross Cider
Business Diversification – Kezie
Aquaculture and Agriculture – Gigha Halibut
Business Start-Up – Tweed Valley Fruit Trees Ltd
The Scottish Countryside Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award – Master Trevor Adams
Rural Hero, Sponsored by Chiene + Tait – Duncan and Brian Swinbanks
Conservation and the Environment – The Ethical Shellfish Company

Huge congratulations to all Award winners and thanks to Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance for their unwavering commitment to rural businesses in Scotland.