Argyll & Bute charity Stramash was announced as the winner of the national Rural Innovators Awards, organized by the Scottish Rural Parliament, at the national Rural Parliament event in Oban last Friday.
Stramash is a successful and award winning social enterprise that delivers high social impacts and operates a sustainable business model. They use the outdoors to facilitate personal, social, emotional and educational development and environmental education. The organisation delivers the only outdoor children’s care apprenticeship scheme for young people in Scotland and is the largest provider of outdoor education apprenticeships in the country. They won the Argyll & Bute Rural Innovators Award before being put forward for the overall award.
Stramash and other category winners presented an overview of their projects on Thursday night at the Scottish Rural Parliament to 400 rural activists. A public vote opening after the presentations and running until the following evening confirmed them as the overall winner after over 1500 people voted.
The winner was announced by CalMac, primary sponsor of the Scottish Rural Parliament, at the Friday night dinner. A bottle of champagne was presented to the winners by CalMac and two video cameras from the MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust. All enjoyed performances from Angela Dunbar, finalist in the CalMac Culture Awards and local ceilidh band Skippinish.
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The image is of Stramash and MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust representatives.