Top award for Lockerbie farm

A farm near Lockerbie which was chosen as one of the locations for a diamond jubilee wood last year has won the RSPB's top environmental award in Scotland.

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Full Report: Top award for Lockerbie farm

Farmers these days are often accused of paying little heed to wildlife and farming methods can be seen as damaging the countryside rather than nurturing it.

However, a couple in Dumfriesshire have just won a top award for their wildlife-friendly farm, as Derek Proud reports.

Watch his full report below.

Winning farmers "extremely pleased to have been chosen"

The farming couple who own winning Williamwood Farm near Lockerbie have spoken about their happiness that they were chosen for the award.

"We are extremely pleased to have been chosen as the Scottish winners of the Nature of Farming Award.

"It is very rewarding for us and our visitors, especially all the young school children who we love to host, to see the positive results on the ground of integrating our conservation measures into our core commercial farm and tourism business."

– Michael Clarke, owner of Williamwood Farm

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Dumfriesshire farm takes top prize at farming awards

A farm in Dumfriesshire has been awarded the top prize in the RSPC Nature of Farming Awards.

Williamwood Farm, near Lockerbie, scooped the award after impressing judges with their efforts to make their farm a home for nature.

The farm will now go on to compete against seven other finalists from across the country in a public vote.

The winner will then be decided through a combination of scores from the public vote and an expert panel.

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