High commendation for South Lanarkshire project at Nature of Scotland Awards

Posted on

We are delighted to announce that Scottish Badgers has received a HIGH COMMENDATION in the Innovation category of the 2019 Nature of Scotland Awards. 'Badgers in the Landscape - community building for wildlife conservation' was awarded the prestigious accolade at a packed ceremony of over 400 people in the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh on Wednesday 4th December.

Wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan and BBC Landward's Euan McIlwraith were presenting the awards which recognise the best of work taking place within the conservation sector in Scotland.

Project Officer Elaine Rainey said:

"As a small Scottish charity, it is a real honour for our work to be recognised on this scale and amongst such esteemed company. I would like to thank our funders National Lottery Heritage Fund for their continued support and belief in our project work over the past ten plus years. We could not achieve what we have done without our project partners the Scottish Wildlife Trust and South Lanarkshire Council Countryside Ranger Service.

As might be expected of a small charity, we rely heavily on our dedicated and passionate network of volunteers who in this project have overcome all manner of barriers to be involved with our work protecting badgers. It has been an honour to attend the awards ceremony with them all and to accept this award on behalf of everyone who has made the Badgers in the Landscape project such a success."

For a summary of the project, please see the video below:

Photos courtesy of Simon Williams Photography Edinburgh.


For issues related to badger problems, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available Monday to Friday

Operations Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Earn Your Stripes - Building Skills to Champion Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training and web presence:


Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.