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Last Call for Environmental Award applications

Shetland Amenity Trust would like to remind local environmental projects that they have just over a week left to enter this year’s Shetland Environmental Awards.

The Awards acknowledge projects that demonstrate sustainability, innovation and best practice in the conservation and enhancement of Shetland’s Environment. Applications are sought from anyone who has completed an environmental project in 2016, including private business, community groups, schools, youth projects, individuals, charities and larger organisations.

There are no specific categories for the awards. Nominations may come from projects associated with recycling & waste management, the built environment, habitat creation & land stewardship, prevention of litter & pollution, heritage & culture and environmental improvement & awareness.

Last years’ winning entries included the Anderson High and Brae High School ‘Bruck Monster’ project; Brae High School’s community playground; Logan Johnson’s commitment to nature and the environment; Nesting Primary School’s play and picnic area; the RSPB nature friendly schools programme; Whiteness Primary School for engaging the community in developing a playground area to connect with nature and the Yell Community Council for preserving and maintaining two of Shetland’s accredited beaches for public enjoyment.

Applications can be completed online through the Shetland Amenity Trust website: www.shetlandamenity.org/shetland-environmental-awards. Electronic application packs can also be requested through: info@shetlandamenity.org and paper copies from the Shetland Amenity Trust offices, Garthspool, Lerwick; call 01595 694688.

The application is very simple to complete and further supporting information and photographs are also welcome. The closing date for award applications is 12 noon, Friday 16th September.