Conservation Club scoops major prize at Scottish Rural Awards 

On Thursday evening Belhaven Hill's Conservation Club won a major prize at the Countryside Alliance's Scottish Rural Awards in Edinburgh.

The event was held at Dynamic Earth and featured organisations, charities and businesses from all across Scotland. There were over 200 organisations nominated in ten different categories.

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It was a really big do with over 400 guests.

The Conservation Club was nominated as a finalist in the Conservation and the Environment category and was competing against huge organisations like the National Trust for Scotland, Marine Conservation Society Scotland and the Cairngorm Peatland Restoration project.

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We won the Runner- Up prize for Conservation and the Environment!

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You guys made this happen. Well done to you all!

We just missed out on the top prize (awarded to the excellent Communities Along the Carron Association) but were delighted to be recognised by the competition judges who wrote:

"The Belhaven Hill School Conservation Club should be replicated UK-wide, simply for the impact that it has. Aside from inspiring its young members, it has planted 3,500 trees, built over 100 bird boxes and cleared seven local beaches of marine litter."

Amazing!

Well done to all involved!

Tom Rawson, 06/04/2016