Last Chance to Nominate Learners for Top Awards

The closing date for entries to Lantra Scotland’s prestigious learner of the year awards is Friday 11th November, so employers, tutors, teachers and mentors are being urged to make sure their nominations are in on time.


Tue, 01 Nov 2016


Lantra Scotland

The awards provide Scotland’s rural industries with a unique way of celebrating the hard work and achievements of the country’s top trainees, according to Lantra Scotland’s Director, Kevin Patrick.

He continued: “We’re looking to find the country’s most talented and successful Modern Apprentices, trainees, school pupils, mentors and secondary schools in the land-based and aquaculture sector. 

“We’ve had some fantastic finalists and winners from agriculture, aquaculture, equine, fisheries management, environmental conservation, game and wildlife, horticulture, trees and timber and land-based engineering in the past, and we’d love to have more of the same this year!”

Lantra Scotland is the sector skills council for land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation industries, and will name finalists in the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards in January. Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro in March 2017. 

As well as industry awards across the land-based, environmental and aquaculture sectors, other categories include Higher Education, School Pupil and Rural and Urban secondary schools. 

The CARAS (Council for Awards of Agricultural Societies) awards, Jean’s Jam for the most inspiring mentor, Modern Apprentice of the Year and Overall Winner and Runner-up for Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year, are chosen by judges and announced on the night. New this year will be the Tam Tod Trophy for an outstanding young learner, awarded in association with Countryside Learning Scotland.

Lantra Scotland relies on the sector and skills partners to help fund the awards and has a number of support opportunities available at different levels. To find out more about ways in which your company or organisation can get involved, call 01738 310164, email or visit 

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