Don’t miss out – Lantra deadline looming!

Last year's aquaculture winners at the Lantra awards

THE closing date for nominations to Lantra Scotland’s 2020 Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS) is fast approaching.

Rural employers, colleges and schools are being asked to put forward their top learners, before the deadline on Friday, November 15.

An independent panel of judges will then shortlist the finalists, with winners announced at a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro on March 5, 2020, hosted by farmer and stand-up comedian Jim Smith.

The awards, now in their 17th year, provide a career springboard for trainees of all ages, as well as highlighting the need for businesses to invest in new entrants, training and skills development.

Liz Barron-Majerik, director of Lantra Scotland said: ‘Although the ALBAS are rightly focused on learners and trainees, they also provide the perfect way for their training providers and employers to get the credit they deserve.

‘By recognising and celebrating the success and hard work of our new entrants, the awards highlight the support and achievements of everyone involved.

‘With the closing date for nominations now fast approaching, we’d like to remind trainers, teachers and employers across the country to put forward their top learners and help us to recognise and promote the industry’s best talent!’

To enter, call Lantra on 01738 310364, email or visit


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