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March 26, 2014

A FRESh awards ceremony

Over the years the Stirlingshire community of Fintry has become synonymous with innovation in community development, particularly around community renewables. Each year the local development trust hosts FRESh – a community conference that explores local sustainability from all sorts of perspectives. This year’s focus is on transport, energy, food and land. One of the much anticipated highlights of FRESh14 is an awards ceremony – marking community achievement across six categories. Get your nominations in now. Lesley Riddoch will be pinning on the medals.


The show this year will focus on Transport, Energy, Sustainable Food and Land and will offer many activities and events over the full two days. We will be hosting debates, workshops and demonstrations with leaders from all sectors, with inspiring, guest international and industry speakers, Our FRESh FRINGE will have a full compliment of our community and business peers, where partnership and knowledge share will be the aim.  Space at the FRINGE is limited, so get on the list! Here’s the link to reserve space and time

Friday evening is FRESh Awards night! – honouring the very best of the sustainable community sector in Scotland. These are awards for communities, by communities, to honour and celebrate the amazing community-led work happening around Scotland Nominations required. Winners announced at the Awards event – May 2nd 2014. A night to remember!

There are 6 categories: Land, Renewable Energy. Sustainable Transport, Food, “Great All-Rounder” and “FRESh New-comer”.  We are really excited by the level of response that we’ve had to nominations since they opened last week, but really want as many community-led examples as possible nominated.  It is the easiest nomination process ever – nominee’s contact details and 100 (or much less) on what they are about/why inspiring.  

 On the Saturday, we will host a local market , FRESh FOOD FESTIVAL, electric bike test rides, EV test drives, Bike Doctor, gardening fun, demonstrations, activities for youngsters, live music, woodland bug hunt and an Eco show for the little ones and much more. We will be joined by environmental biggies – Greenpeace, Water Aid, RSPB, Scottish Wildlife Trust and others.

So much more to tell! Please look out for further information – coming soon! – Put the dates in your diary – May 2nd & 3rd 2014