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2014 Shetland Environmental Awards Presented

Published: 12 November 2014

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Shetland Amenity Trust hosted the Shetland Environmental Awards at a ceremony held in the Museum and Archives today.  The awards acknowledged twelve local environmental projects demonstrating sustainability, innovation and best practice.

Brian Gregson, Chairman of Shetland Amenity Trust and the Shetland Environment Group which judge the awards, said: “The awards have always been truly inclusive, attracting nominations for a wide variety of projects from all sectors of the community and this year is no exception.  The 12 winning projects range from small initiatives achieved on a shoestring to a project which has raised millions of pounds.

On behalf of the Shetland Amenity Trust, I would like to thank the Shetland Environment Group for judging the award nominations.  Finally, on behalf of the Shetland Environment Group, I would like to pass congratulations on to all of this year’s winners - we hope you are proud of your award and w Shetland Amenity Trust Chairman Brian Gregson with Iain Gulland Director of Zero Waste Scotland Shetland Amenity Trust Chairman Brian Gregson with Iain Gulland Director of Zero Waste Scotland Zoomhat you have achieved.”

Mr Iain Gulland, Director of Zero Waste Scotland, presented the winning projects with their awards. Following the event Mr Gulland commented: “I was delighted to attend and present the Shetland Environment Awards 2014.  The winning projects were inspiring and demonstrated action across the whole community, from schools and local businesses to the older generation.  As ever, I think we can all learn something from what happens in our island communities when it comes to understanding how taking action locally can contribute to a better future globally.”. The 2014 awards plaques were made by Cunningsburgh based Enviroglass, from 80% recycled glass.

This year’s awards were again sponsored by the major players within the environment sector in Shetland, including Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Shetland Islands Council, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Shetland Civic Society, VisitScotland and Shetland Amenity Trust.  The awards presentation event was also sponsored – by the Total Laggan-Tormore Project.

The winners of the 2014 Shetland Environmental Awards are:

Aith Junior High School

Bressay Primary School

Brucehall Extra Care Community Garden

Burravoe Pier Trust 

Foula Primary School and Community

Frankie’s Fish & Chips

Highlands Garden 

Nesting Primary School

Ollaberry Primary School

Shetland Tannery Ltd

Sound Primary School

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve

For more details on each project download the 2014 Environmental Awards Booklet