Falls of Shin shortlisted for a Scottish Rural Award

Image of Scottish Rural Awards logoKyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted to announce that the Falls of Shin Visitor Attraction has been shortlisted for a Scottish Rural Award in the Rural Tourism category.

The cream of Scotland’s rural industry has been shortlisted for the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards. The shortlist spans 11 categories which celebrate all aspects of rural life, from artisan food and tourism, to education, conservation and agriculture.

The Scottish Rural Awards are the ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland’s countryside, highlighting the enterprise, skill and innovation of those who live and work in rural areas.

Now in their fourth year, the Scottish Rural Awards are partnered by Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance and backed by a number of sponsors for 2018, including headline sponsor Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS).

A winner, runner-up and highly commended in each category will be unveiled at the Scottish Rural Awards & Gala Dinner, which will take place on Thursday 22nd March 2018 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. This year’s judges include Richard Bath, Editor of Scottish Field MagazineImage of Salmon Leaping , and Jamie Stewart, Countryside Alliance Director for Scotland.

Helen Houston, Development Manager at Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust said: “The Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust is delighted that Falls of Shin has been shortlisted. It was devastating for the community when the visitor centre burned down in 2013. Since reopening the attraction in May 2017, local people and tourists from across the globe have told us that they love the striking new facility. People come here not just to spot the leaping salmon – but also to enjoy the children’s playpark; crazy golf; and to explore the woodland paths and walking routes in the surrounding forest. It is wonderful that the Falls of Shin is regaining its reputation as one of the key landmarks in the Highlands.”

 

Browse the full list of Scottish Rural Awards finalists at www.scottishruralawards.org

For more information email: kirstin@kyleofsutherland.co.uk