Last call for Lantra nominations

THE closing date for nominations to Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards is just over a week away, on Friday, November 9.
Employers, teachers and training providers across the sector are all being encouraged to put their nominations in if they haven’t already done so.
An independent panel of judges will then shortlist the finalists, with winners announced at a ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro in March.
Open to learners in agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering, the awards are now in their 16th year of celebrating the achievements of Scotland’s top trainees.
A Lantra Scotland spokesman said: ‘People who have been nominated for our awards before have told us what a difference it can make to their lives, not only for boosting their confidence, but also for the recognition they get from peers and employers.
‘It’s great for them as individuals, but it’s also important for employers to see the value of investing in training and skills development.
‘We had some exceptional finalists and winners last year, so are looking forward to seeing even more of the same in our 2019 awards.’
To find out more about the awards and support opportunities, please visit call 01738 310164 or email
Picture: This year’s aquaculture winner, Alan Tangny, receives his award from Dougie Vipond