Scotland's Rural Awards announce finalists

Scottish Rural Awards ceremony
Kirsty Crichton

Scottish Rural Awards are delighted to announce the finalists in the fifth annual awards.

A set of 11 categories were open for nominations between July and October, with over 250 made nominations in total.

Now in their fifth year, the Scottish Rural Awards are partnered by Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance and backed by a number of sponsors for 2019, including headline sponsor Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The awards are theĀ ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland's countryside, highlighting the enterprise, skill and innovation of those who live and work in rural areas.

A winner and runner-up in each category will be unveiled at the Scottish Rural Awards & Gala Dinner, which will take place on Thursday 21 March 2019 at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh.

Those who have made special contributions to the Scottish countryside will also be honoured with two separate accolades - the Rural Hero Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Visit the Scottish Rural Awards website to see the full list of finalists.