Agrii is asking the Scottish farming community and the general public to nominate their local community heroes as part of the nationwide campaign to identify the UK’s Rural Community Champions.
The campaign will celebrate the people who make a real difference to the rural communities in which they live and work, but may often see their efforts go unnoticed and unrecognised.
One example of someone making a difference is Carole Brunton from Anstruther, Fife.
Carole and her husband Ian work closely with the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) to share their passion for food, farming and the countryside with local school children, helping to get more young people excited and involved in the industry.
Last year Carole organised 97 farm visits and 88 classroom talks reaching a total of at least 3800 children - opening their eyes to what goes on outside the classroom and encouraging younger generations to get excited about agriculture.
Anyone who brings a benefit or improvement to the rural community is a potential Rural Community Champion and is eligible for nomination. They may be fundraisers, care for elderly neighbours, help restore or maintain community buildings, organise farm visits for school children or organise and support community events and projects.
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