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Shetland Environmental Awards

2015 Award 2015 Award Zoom 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.

Judging Panel

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.

Award Sponsors

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.

2015 Winners

2015 Award Winners (Image: Austin Taylor)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.

Download the 2015 Awards Programme Here.

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.

Logan Johnson

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 .

RSPB

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.

Previous Winners

To see examples of previous winning projects download the awards booklets below.

2010 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS

2011 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS

2012 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS

2013 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD WINNERS

Download the 2014 Environmental Awards Booklet