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Coastal & Fisheries Community Award

 

This category was judged by Iain Maddox from the North & East Coast Fishing Group and was sponsored by Alba (Print, Design, Display).

Finalist: Solway Coastwise

Finalist: Stranraer Millennium Centre

Finalist: Wigtown Bay Skiff Project

 

 

 

 

And the winner is…

 

The winner was the Wigtown Bay Skiff Project. Iain Maddox presented the award along with John Currie from Alba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalist: Solway Coastwise

Iain Maddox (Judge) and Ellen Grant (D&G LEADER Programme Project Officer), visiting the Solway Firth Partnership at The Crichton in Dumfries as part of the Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Rural Awards judging process in August 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

The Solway Coastwise project, managed by the Solway Firth Partnership, set out to raise awareness of the Dumfries & Galloway Coast and was inspired by an earlier project Making the Most of the Coast, to encourage people from all walks of life to discover and value the 200 miles of coastline.  The project uses place names to tell the story which has increased awareness of the cultural heritage and coastal issues, developed skills, generated ambassadors and influenced the way people use and experience the coast.

The biggest challenge and the greatest achievement of the project has been reaching and engaging with as wide an audience as possible, but thanks to an extensive communications plan including guides, exhibitions, tv programmes, talks, walks, blogs, partnerships and social media campaigns, there is now an enthusiastic group of ambassadors who have an appreciation for the coast and who are willing to participate in future coastal projects.

 

Finalist: Wigtown Bay Skiff Project

Iain Maddox (Judge) and Ellen Grant (D&G LEADER Programme Project Officer), visiting the Wigtown Bay Skiff Project in the Isle of Whithorn as part of the Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Rural Awards judging process in August 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Finalist: Millennium Centre

 

Iain Maddox (Judge) and Ellen Grant (D&G LEADER Programme Project Officer), visiting the Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust in Stranraer as part of the Dumfries & Galloway LEADER Rural Awards judging process in August 2019.