Last chance to vote for Bute Forest in national award bid

Voting for Emma Cooper, manager of Rhubodach community forest in Bute, in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for the Environment closes today.
Voting for Emma Cooper, manager of Rhubodach community forest in Bute, in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for the Environment closes today.

Voting closes today for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, which were established to recognise inspirational achievement across a range of cultural fields from music, art, sport and writing to food, the environment, business and screen.

Among those nominated is Bute Forest’s manager Emma Cooper, with the official website stating that since Emma became manager, the “transformation of the forest has rapidly progressed under her leadership. Over the last 12 months major improvements have been made to the environmental condition of the forest including native species planting.

“New recreational and educational opportunities have been established and job opportunities have been created including a new forester-run sawmill where native timber is processed into sheds, fences and furniture.”

* To register your vote, go to http://www.glenfiddich.com/uk/explore/spirit-of-scotland/