Bute Forest’s manager shortlisted for National Award

Emma Cooper, manager of Rhubodach community forest in Bute, has been nominated for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for the Environment.
Emma Cooper, manager of Rhubodach community forest in Bute, has been nominated for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for the Environment.

Emma Cooper, manager of Rhubodach community forest in Bute, has been nominated for a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for the Environment.

Emma took on the running of the forest just over a year ago and has made major improvements in its environmental condition, added new recreational opportunities and established a new forester-run sawmill. She faces competition for the award from three other nominees: wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan; Gordon and Lorna Milton, owners of eco-friendly hair salon, Élan; and Sandy Boyd, founder of Wormit Hedgehog Rescue Centre.

The Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, now in its sixteenth year, was established by the world’s most-awarded single malt whisky brand to recognise individuals who lead the way in various aspects of Scottish culture. There are nine categories in the Awards – Music, Art, Business, Environment, Sport, Writing, Screen, Food and Top Scot.

To vote in this year’s Awards visit www.glenfiddich.com/spiritofscotland - voting closes November 7, 2013.