Shetland Environmental Awards
The biennial Shetland Environmental Awards recognise projects which have contributed to Shetland’s rich and diverse environment whilst demonstrating sustainability, innovation and best practice.
Nominating a project
Nominations for the 2016/17 Shetland Environmental Awards open early August 2017, please check back at that time to nominate a project.
The multi-agency Shetland Environment Group judges the Award entries. Partners in the group include Shetland Islands Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Shetland Bird Club, Shetland Civic Society, and the Association of Community Councils.
The awards are supported by Shetland Islands Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Shetland Civic Society and VisitScotland. The awards plaques, are made by local glass recycling enterprise Enviroglass.
Seven projects were presented with Environmental Awards at a special event in the Shetland Museum and Archives. Mrs Ruby Inkster, presented the winning projects with their awards.
Anderson and Brae High School Pupils
For their highly successful and wide-reaching Bruck Monster campaign targeting roadside litter.
Brae High School
For engaging the entire school and Brae community to design and create a playground that connects pupils and local families with nature.
For his long-term commitment to the environment and for encouraging his peers to get involved in wildlife.
Nesting Primary School
For transforming a piece of waste ground into a picnic and safe play area for the whole community .
For their Nature Friendly Schools programme to create play areas that encourage wildlife and better connect Shetland pupils with the natural world
Whiteness Primary School
For engaging the entire school and Whiteness & Weisdale community to design and create a playground that connects pupils and local families with nature.
Yell Community Council
For improving beach access and for preserving and maintaining two of Shetland’s accredited beaches for locals and visitors alike.
To see examples of previous winning projects download the awards booklets below.