Three food and drink businesses from the Borders have been shortlisted for the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.
With a record breaking 239 entries this year across 19 different categories, the finalists from the Borders represent a broad spectrum:
- Peelham Charcuterie (Berwickshire) in the Meat category
- Born in the Borders (Jedburgh) in the Scottish Sourcing category
- John P Campbell OBE of Glenrath Farms (Peebleshire) in the Scottish Food & Drink Entrepreneur category
Broadcaster Kaye Adams, from ITV's Loose Woman, will announce the winners of the awards at a ceremony at the Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland on 27 May. Tickets for the event have already sold out.
“The Excellence Awards recognise the incredible quality that Scotland’s food and drink industry has to offer, the outstanding achievements of individuals and businesses as well as the high standard of our products and the level of innovation we're seeing across the sector."
Lori Carnachan meets the florist from the Scottish Borders who's reached the final of the UK-wide Princes Trust Enterprise Award.
A florist from the Scottish Borders has made it through to the final round of the Princes Trust Enterprise Award.Read the full story ›
A young business woman from the Scottish Borders has made it through to the final of the Princes Trust Enterprise Award.
Emma McDonald runs her florists business from her garden shed in Peebles.
She will down to London next month for the ceremony, which will be hosted by Ant and Dec.
Matthew Taylor visits Walby Farm Park, near Carlisle, as it's won the title of UK Farm Attraction of the Year.
The achievements of community groups and individuals in Nithsdale are being celebrated at an awards ceremony.
Nominations are now needed for the Nithsdale Community Achievement Awards 2015 taking place at Dumfries' Easterbrook Hall on 28 March.
The awards recognise and celebrate the positive role played by a host of people and groups in the Nithsdale area from adult learners to community volunteers.
There are nine award categories, with each award having three finalists
The award categories for 2015 are:
- Adult Learner of the Year
- Young Person of the Year
- School and Learning community Award
- Adult Volunteer of the Year
- Young Volunteer of the Year
- Community Group of the Year
- Parent/Carer Participation Award
- Health and Wellbeing Award
- Innovative Practice Award
Nominations can be made online through Dumfries and Galloway Council’s website at: http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11941
The closing date for nominations is: 5pm Friday 28 February 2015.
Archie Potts has won an award for his volunteer work at a Dumfries care home despite being older than many of its residents.
Fiona McIlwraith went to Charnwood Lodge to meet him.
The Service Manager of the care home where 87-year-old Archie Potts volunteers has said that they're grateful for the work that he does.
Denise Malone, who is also Mr Potts' daughter, was pleased to see his efforts recognised by a national award.
A local man has won a national award in recognition of his efforts at a care home in Dumfries.
At 87, Archie Potts is older than many of the residents of Charnwood Lodge.
He has spent the last 18 months working to transform its garden for their pleasure.
Archie Potts, who is older than many of the residents of Charnwood Lodge, has won a national award for his work at the care home.Read the full story ›