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SCA Wine and Whisky Auction

Mansfield Traquair


*** 2 Tables Available ***

A truly Exceptional evening will be held at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh on Wednesday 12th March 2014. Up to 200 guests will be attending a Champagne reception and Dinner along with an auction of around 30 lots consisting of Rare and Interesting Wines and Whisky along with art and shooting days, with proceeds going to help fund the SCA's Routes to Rural Employment Initiative

We have been able to offer two tables to our Facebook and Website followers who are not on our mailing lists, giving you the opportunity to attend the evening which is headlined by Lord Strathclyde, who will no doubt draw on his experiences in the Agriculture and Fisheries, Department of the Environment and the DTI to outline his view of the Scottish Countryside's future. 

We will be launching our new manifesto for the future detailing what the Scottish Countryside Alliance will do for the Scottish Countryside and its communities, businesses and fieldsports.

We hope you will take this opportunity to participate in this new and ground-breaking evening and help us to support the Countryside way of life -All are welcome

Tickets are at cost - and include the Champagne Reception, Dinner, Wine and Whisky - £125 per head or £1250 for a table of 10 (if you want a table please contact Charlie Shentall asap to avoid disappointment) 

If you are interested in taking a table and/or have lots you would like to donate or indeed, if you would like to donate some money for us to buy a lot on your behalf

please contact Charlie Shentall either by phone: 07879 772488
or email: [email protected]

Below is more information about our Routes to Rural Employment (R2RE) initiative:

The initiative “Routes to Rural Employment” consists of five phases of engagement and through the implementation of our holistic system of “informing, education and mentoring support” highlights the direct and indirect employment opportunities available to Scotland’s young people. We hope through the successful delivery of this project we will be able to provide tangible evidence of landowners voluntary support for Scotland’s young people and rural communities.

It is our aim to provide schools and career development organisations with a range of educational materials that will make meaningful links across the curriculum. These will include fact sheets, web based learning and multimedia applications designed to offer a new insights into the learning process. In addition a series of experiential events organised to provide young people with the opportunity to learn about employment opportunities within the wider countryside.

Drawing on the entrepreneurs and innovators from within the SCA Countryside awards winners database we will facilitate group mentoring to promote the continued development of the young people participating within the programme. Individual mentors will be identified and matched with individual young people from within the programme to further support them in relation to the many facets of first time employment and assisting with the all-important personal work-life balance including needs-led discretionary payments to young people within the programme serving to lessen the gap between the minimum and living wage; ensuring the individual has a positive working experience without having to compromise on living standards. 

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