Rosehearty glampers in award finals

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Although Rosehearty glamping enterprise Down On The Farm was short-listed in the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards in three categories - Business Diversification, Agriculture and Rural Hospitality - the popular holiday company will have to wait at least a year for silverware.

North-east businesses were prominent and the overall winner in the Rural Employer category was Walkers Shortbread, with Baxters Food Group taking home a Highly Commended.

Macphie of Glenbervie, by Stonehaven, were runners-up in the Rural Employer category, with judges praising the food manufacturer’s dedication to social responsibility in the workplace.

Callater Lodge, Braemar, a luxury B&B, was a finalist in the Rural Hospitality category.

Comedian Fred MacAulay took to the stage at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh as compere for the evening, hosting over 400 guests.

The Scottish Rural Awards are the ultimate benchmark of success in Scotland’s countryside,

Hosts were Scottish Field and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, in association with the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.

The awards are backed by sponsors including Aldi, the Bank of Scotland and Subaru UK.