2017 Awards now open for applications


Welcome to the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards! Our annual awards programme rewards and showcases all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.  In 2017 there are four award categories with nearly £7,000 of prize money and fabulous trophies. Do you have a wood you are involved with, own or manage that you consider is one of the finest in Scotland? If so which category can you submit an entry to:

Community Woodlands Awards >>  Community-based projects compete for this Scotland-wide award with two competitions for both small and large community woodland groups so covering the full spectrum of community forestry in Scotland. The striking Tim Stead Trophy and prize money are up for grabs.

New Native Woods Award >>  New native woodland projects compete for this award: the unique Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy new in 2016 and a cash prize are available to be won.

Quality Timber Awards >>   Focusing on growing quality timber, woodland owners and their managers can compete in one of, or all, our three competitions with three magnificent trophies and prize money at stake: the competitions are for ‘newly-planted commercial woodland’, ‘single stands/small woods/compartments’ or ‘whole estates & larger multi-purpose forests or woodlands’.

Schools Award >>  Schools and pre-school projects can enter this ever-popular award. We seek out Scotland’s most fun-packed school woodland projects with prize money plus other prizes available to be won. Pupils, teachers and many helpers have great fun taking part!

Thank-you to all who entered in 2016 it’s great you took part ….. we will hope that we see new faces, as well as familiar friends, in our field of entries this year and the prestigious 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!

The 2017 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Ceremony will be held – Friday, 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston.

 

2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards – Winners!

Take a virtual tour of all the awarded sites and projects:

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The 2016 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards Results were: 


SCHOOLS AWARD

  Winner of the Crown Estate Schools Trophy – Gavinburn Early Education and Learning Centre, West Dunbartonshire

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Runner Up – Aboyne Academy, Aberdeenshire

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COMMUNITY WOODLAND AWARDS

 Winner of the Viable Livelihoods competition and overall category winner of the Tim Stead Trophy – Kilfinan Community Forest, Argyll

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Winner of the Healthy Lifestyles competition – Evanton Community Forest, Ross-shire

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NEW NATIVE WOODS AWARD

 Winner of the Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy for New Native Woods – Garradh Beithe Wood, Inverness-shire

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QUALITY TIMBER AWARDS

WHOLE ESTATES CATEGORY

Winner of the John Kennedy Memorial Trophy for Multi-purpose Woodlands – Sutherland Estates, Golspie

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NEW COMMERCIAL WOODLANDS CATEGORY

 Winner of the James Jones Trophy for New Commercial Woods – Carrick Estate, Cowal

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SMALL WOODS, SINGLE STAND OR COMPARTMENT

Winner of the Hunter Blair Trophy for Silvicultural Excellence – Allt Charmaig, Errochty Forest, Perthshire

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THE DULVERTON FLAGON (A special prize for innovation and diversity)

Winner – Sibster Forest, Caithness

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2016 Roll of Honour – prizewinners