2013 Shetland Environmental Awards
enlarge Shetland Amenity Trust hosted the Shetland Environmental Awards at a ceremony held in the Museum and Archives today. The awards acknowledged eleven local environmental projects demonstrating sustainability, innovation and best practice.
Brian Gregson, Chairman of Shetland Amenity Trust and the Shetland Environment Group which judge the awards, said: "The awards have always been truly inclusive, attracting nominations for a wide variety of projects from all sectors of the community and this year is no exception. The 11 winning projects range from small initiatives achieved on a shoestring to a project which has raised millions of pounds.
On behalf of the Shetland Amenity Trust, I would like to thank the Shetland Environment Group for judging the award nominations. Finally, on behalf of the Shetland Environment Group, I would like to pass congratulations on to all of this year's winners - we hope you are proud of your award and what you have achieved."
Mr David Sigsworth, Chairman of The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and Mr James Curran, Chief Executive of SEPA, presented the winning projects with their awards. The 2013 awards plaques were made by Cunningsburgh based Enviroglass, from 80% recycled glass.
This year's awards were again sponsored by the major players within the environment sector in Shetland, including Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Shetland Islands Council, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Shetland Civic Society, VisitShetland and Shetland Amenity Trust. The awards presentation event was also sponsored – by the Total Laggan-Tormore Project.
The winners of the 2013 Shetland Environmental Awards are:
Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Garden and Ecology Trail Sandwick (GAETS)
Nature Hide at Skeld Marina
Nesting Primary School
Olnafirth Primary School
Shetland RSPB Wildlife Explorers Group
Scalloway Primary School Eco-committee
Shetland Islands Climate and Settlement Project (SICSP)
Shetland Young Scot Youth Legacy Ambassadors