Welcome to Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards

We are delighted to have announced details of all those awarded from the 2019 entries!  An enormous thank-you to everyone who entered our biggest Awards’ Programme to date that attracted more entries than last year!!

Our annual awards’ programme rewards and showcases all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.  

We thank all those who were bold enough to enter the competitions this year for the prestigious and largest ever 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards!  We always encourage you to take part hoping to see new faces, as well as familiar friends, in our field of entries for the superb Awards’ programme.

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The celebratory 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Ceremony was held on Friday 21st June at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston – see more below!

 


Have a look at the 2019 Winners and enjoy a virtual tour of those Awarded:

The 2019 Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards’ Results are:


SCHOOLS AWARD:   2019 Winner of the Crown Estate Scotland Schools’ Trophy – Earthtime Forest School Nursery, Duffus, Moray

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2019 Runner Up – Levenmouth Academy, Buckhaven, Fife

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COMMUNITY WOODLAND AWARDS:   2019 Overall Winner of the Tim Stead Trophy and Small Community Woodland Group Michaelswood Public Amenity, Aith, Shetland

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2019 Highly Commended Small Community Woodland Group –  Doune Ponds, Perthshire

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2019 Winner of the Large Community Woodland Group competition – Gifford Community Woodland, East Lothian

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2019 Highly Commended Large Community Woodland Group –  Beechbrae Wood, Blackridge, West Lothian

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NEW NATIVE WOODS AWARD:  2019 Winner of the Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy for New Native Woods –
Jahama Highland Estates for Kinlochleven Native Woodland, Lochaber

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QUALITY TIMBER AWARDS

NEW COMMERCIAL WOODLANDS CATEGORY:   2019 Winner of the James Jones Trophy for New Commercial Woodlands –
Mr Mervyn Harrison for Beirhope, Near Hownam, Kelso

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2019 Commended New Commercial Woodland –  K & J Walker for Whitehillshiel Forest, Hawick

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SMALL WOOD, COMPARTMENT of SINGLE STAND OF TREES CATEGORY: 2019 Winner of the Hunter Blair Trophy for Silvicultural Excellence –
David Shepherd and Annie Griffiths for Craggach Woods, Kirkhill, Near Inverness

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WHOLE FOREST OR ESTATE CATEGORY:  2019 Winner of the John Kennedy Trophy for Multi-purpose Woodlands –
James Evan Baillie for Darroch Wood, Scaniport Estate, Near Inverness

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FARM WOODLAND AWARDS: 2019 Winner of the Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Trophy for Young People – Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer for Lynbreck Croft, Grantown on Spey

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2019 Winner of the Lilburn Trophy for Farm Woodlands – John Drysdale and Kieran Kelly for Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, Fife

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2019 Highly Commended – Peter Gascoigne for Gascoigne Farm Ltd, Broughton, Peeblesshire

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2019 Commendations – The Firm of W Shanks for Kerslochmuir, Dalry, Ayrshire and John MacLean for Lagandorain, Isle of Iona

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1919 FORESTRY ACT CENTENARY AWARD: 2019 Winner of the Centenary Trophy – Forestry and Land Scotland North Region team for Fort Augustus Woodlands, Highland

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2019 Highly Commended – Abriachan Forest Trust, Loch Ness-side, Inverness-shire

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2019 Commended – Trustees of Llanarth Estate for Kirkennan Woodland, By Palnackie, Dalbeattie

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2019 Also Commended – Bagold Ltd. for Minto Woodland, Denholm, Hawick

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2019 Roll of Honour – prizewinners

There were six award categories, 10 competitions and nearly £10,000 of prize money plus fabulous trophies available to be won!  The 2019 Awards’ results were announced on 21st June and are shared below.  The Awards are the: 

1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award >>  Unique for 2019, a one-off competition to mark the centenary of this important Act that has helped influence the way Scotland’s trees, woods and forests have been managed and nurtured over the past 100 years.  It celebrates what they have contributed to our lives, economy and environment providing a platform for further growth in the next century.  A specially commissioned trophy and £1,000 are being made available.

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

Farm Woodland Award >>  Introduced in 2018 and now expanded into two competitions for an active farmer/crofter anywhere in Scotland and for young people whether the active farmer/crofter and/or their forester/woodland manager or both roles!  The magnificent Lilburn Trophy and new for 2019, the Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Trophy for Young People plus cash prizes are to be won.

New Native Woods Award >>  New native woodland projects compete for this award.  The unique Woodland Trust Scotland Trophy and a cash prize are available for the winner.

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’, ‘a single stand/compartment/small wood’ or ‘whole estates and larger multi-purpose forests or woodlands’.

Schools Award >>  Schools and pre-school projects anywhere in Scotland 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!

If you missed the 2019 deadline why not enter the 2020 Awards’ Programme?  Entry information will be available on this website at the turn of the year with the closing expected to be at the end March 2020.

Don’t forget you need to be in it to win it!

For those who are involved with, own or manage a wood that may be one of the finest in Scotland you can find the 2019 details here.