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The 2012 Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) Awards were presented, by the Enterprise Minister, to nominees from across a range of categories nominated by their customers and local communities.


Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing said:


"The Scottish Government is working with rural communities to build a prosperous, sustainable future for Scotland.  We are doing all we can to promote our food and drink across the world and we are working with small businesses to offer the most supportive business environment possible.

"People in rural areas are more economically active than in the rest of Scotland.  With a higher proportion of self-employment and proportions of family owned businesses the entrepreneurial spirit is there for all to see.

"The importance of successful businesses in rural areas cannot be underestimated.  The benefits spread across communities helping them become more resilient and confident to face future challenges and to take up new opportunities as they emerge.  Congratulations to all of tonight's winners!"


Jamie Stewart Director of the SCA, who announced the winners, commented “As always we were delighted by the high standards of nominations from SCA members, members of the general public, local councillors and community councils from all over Scotland. The SCA Enterprise Award category was particularly well supported this year, but after much deliberation we decided that the submission from the Village at Machrihanish was exceptional. Log onto the SCA website for a full report on the awards ceremony and to view the winners and other finalists.


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