Rural Awards 2013 Winners

The fourth D&G LEADER Rural Awards took place recently at the Easterbrook Hall.

Rural Awards 2013The event was hailed a great success by the 130 participants who travelled across the region to participate.

Frank Strang, Lead of Food and Drink & Rural Communities for the Scottish Government, provided the keynote speech.

Jim McFarlane, of Scottish Enterprise announced the project he had chosen for special recognition in the “Wealthier & Fairer Scotland” category, which recognises projects that had in some way contributed towards the development of a diverse and dynamic business base within the region.

awardSt Ninian’s Hall Development Plan was the winner in this category.

A new 58 page Good Practice Guide ( which includes the hall development) was also launched at the event.

Free copies are available from the LEADER office.