Red squirrel in Scots pine tree, Loch Garten

The 2018 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 awards represent a cross-section of businesses, charities, the public sector and individuals working towards conserving the country’s unique wildlife and natural environment.

Our shortlist

Business Award

  • Arran Trust
  • Barratts provides new homes for people and wildlife in Aberdeen
  • Scottish Water - leaving a sustainable and thriving natural legacy
  • Wild Planet Explorers - inspiring future biologists and conservationists!

Community Initiative Award

  • CCI - Clydesdale Community Initiatives
  • Friends of Happy Valley
  • Greening our Street – promoting biodiversity in the urban landscape!
  • Inverclydebuzz: Pollinator Corridor Project
  • Ninewells Community Garden: therapeutic gardening for all
  • Tiree Great Yellow Bumblebee Project
  • Water of Leith – 30 years

Food & Farming Award

  • 50 years of farming and conservation at Mersehead
  • Common Farm
  • Knock Farm and Eco- Agri-Tech, Huntly – inspiring others on sustainable farming
  • Nature Friendly Farming Network
  • The Argaty Red Kite Project

Innovation Award

  • Allan Water Improvement Project
  • CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones
  • CuanTec
  • The Peatland Code – an innovative funding mechanism for peatland restoration
  • The SBIF Review: Re-imagining the Biological Recording Infrastructure in Scotland

Nature Tourism Award

  • Knapdale, Scotland’s Natural Treasure Chest
  • Nature Scotland - Ethically sustainable wildlife experiences, contributing towards conservation and education
  • Hebrides Cruises - unforgettable close encounters aboard specialist wildlife cruises in the Hebrides
  • The Argaty Red Kite Project
  • Williamwood Farm

Political Advocate of the Year Award

  • Kate Forbes MSP
  • Lewis McDonald MSP
  • Mairi Gougeon MSP 
  • Dr Ruth Tingay
  • Dr Tom Dargie

RSPB Young Nature Champion Award

  • Alasdair Lemon 
  • Kathleen McMillan
  • Robert Walsh
  • Ross McIlwrath 
  • Xander Johnston 

Sustainable Development Award

  • Barratts provides new homes for people and wildlife in Aberdeen
  • Easterhouse Fossorial Water Vole Relocations
  • European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre Scientific Research Programme
  • Scottish Water - leaving a sustainable and thriving natural legacy 

SNH Youth & Education Award

  • Curriculum Outdoors Attainment Challenge (COACh) East Ayrshire school’s
  • Lambhill Stables
  • Our Lady’s Primary Schools #WildBottleSighting Campaign Success!
  • Reviving Rossie - Awakening a Secret Wood
  • SOC/Isle of May Bird Observatory Young Birders’ Training Course
  • Sunnyside Primary: The Glasgow school leading the charge against plastics
  • The Shieling Project – off-grid learning centre connecting heritage, nature, sustainability
  • ‘Wild about Scotland’ an outreach programme connecting people with Scotland’s amazing biodiversity