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Forty-four projects from across Scotland have been shortlisted for the eighth Nature of Scotland Awards, hosted by RSPB Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage.

The shortlist of nominees up for this year’s Nature of Scotland Awards were announced yesterday at a reception at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Emma Harper MSP and sponsored by The Botanist.

This is the eighth year of this prestigious nature awards, and trophies will be presented in December.

A record number of projects were nominated for their achievements in the natural world all over Scotland.

There are nine different categories, and 44 entries have been shortlisted representing people, projects, and community groups across Scotland, from Shetland to South Lanarkshire, Aberdeen to Stirling, with the youngest nominees still at school.

A number of projects are helping to deliver the CSGN, including:

  • RSPB Skinflats Managed Realignment project
  • John Muir Pollinator Way
  • TCV Natural Talent Programme – Closing the ecological skills gap
  • Bog Squad
  • Buglife Scotland: Marvellous Mud Snails
  • The Eco Larder – Edinburgh’s first dedicated zero waste supermarket
  • Concrete Garden – Grow Wild at The Back Garden

For more information on the Nature of Scotland Awards visit: http://www.rspb.org.uk/natureofscotland

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