Monday, 8 August 2011

Nature of Scotland Awards

It’s a giant leap from observing and chatting about the nature from a small town garden to the nature conservation of a country but this caught my eye when an email on the Nature of Scotland Awards came in. Feeling it would be a tad remiss of me not to promote this here I am with a few Scottish Scenery pics thrown in :-)




The RSPB have teamed up with the Scotsman newspaper, BBC Scotland, Black Grouse Whisky, SNH and Marine Scotland to recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation.

I’d take a guess that there are a good number of unsung heroes here and if you know any you can see a list of the six categories here. You can nominate suitable initiatives and encourage them to enter. You’ll find full details here.

What is required?

“A summary of no more than 1,000 words, illustrating why your nomination is head and shoulders above the rest.

Succinctly outline the project, initiative or activity. What does it aim to achieve and how did the project or person achieve its objectives? Highlight dates and any partnership working where relevant and provide evidence of any impact made. Please include:

•what makes your nomination outstanding
•evidence of results or expected results
•partnership working
•relevant dates
•any impact on climate change

The closing date for entries is Friday 26 August, the awards are free and easy to enter. The shortlist will be announced in November.”


View from Bridge of Orchy on West Highland Way.


View from Bridge of Orchy on West Highland Way.


Kinshaldy Beach, Tentsmuir Forest.


Finally, a few encouraging words from Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Environment and Climate Change:

"Delivery of conservation is critical to the preservation and quality of Scotland’s biodiversity. The innovation, dedication and hard work of those striving to make a real difference remains more important than ever.

“I encourage those who have done something exceptional for the conservation of Scotland’s precious natural environment to enter the Nature of Scotland Awards and make sure this important work receives the recognition it rightly deserves. I look forward to learning more about these unsung success stories and wish all the applicants the very best of luck!”


This post was written by Shirley for the blog shirls gardenwatch.

5 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful scenery.

Midmarsh John said...

I particularly like the middle photo. For me moving water and landscape always go well together. I wonder where it was taken.

shirl said...

Hello again Lisa & John, thanks for your comments :-)

Lisa, it really is a beautiful area, this was our first visit there :-)

John, that’s my fav too. I agree with you on the moving water landscape. Sorry I should have added location captions. Sorted now :-)

Janet said...

Have you walked the West highland Way, Shirl? If so I am dead impressed.Going to visit the Montrose Basin Nature Reserve with grandchildren this week. I'm sure it's worth shouting about. How many words was it?

shirl said...

Well Janet... yes, I can claim to have walked the West Highland Way!

Don't be impressed though... it was just a teeny, weeny bit at the end of a long (stunning scenery) drive to get to this point. We were en route to Rannoch Moor... lol... although we never got there either ;-)

I have been to Montrose Basin SWT Visitor Centre though. Have photos sitting to write a post since last year :-0

The Centre is small but packed with information. You must take the Grandchildren there - good exhibition with interactive stuff. Enjoy your visit :-)