Praise for seven environmental projects

The winners of this year's environmental awards - Photo: Austin Taylor

PUPILS FROM four local schools, the RSPB, Yell Community Council, and local lad Logan Johnson have all been recognised for their outstanding commitment to the environment.

Shetland Amenity Trust chairman Brian Gregson hosted this year’s Shetland Environmental Awards and he praised the seven winners.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s winners – who should all be incredibly proud of what they have achieved over the last 12 months,” he said.


“We hope you enjoy the award and continue to inspire others to preserve, protect and champion Shetland’s incredible environment in the future.”

The awards were presented by Ruby Inkster after this year’s presenter, local naturalist and wildlife photographer Brydon Thomason, fell ill on the eve of the awards.

The winners were:

1. Anderson and Brae High School pupils – for their highly successful and wide-reaching Bruck Monster campaign targeting roadside litter;
2. Brae High School – for engaging the entire school and Brae community to design and create a playground that connects pupils and local families with nature;
3. Logan Johnson – for his long-term commitment to the environment and for encouraging his peers to get involved in wildlife;
4. Nesting Primary School – for transforming a piece of waste ground into a picnic and safe play area for the whole community;
5. RSPB – for their Nature Friendly Schools programme to create play areas that encourage wildlife and better connect Shetland pupils with the natural world;
6. Whiteness Primary School – for engaging the entire school and community to design and create a playground;
7. Yell Community Council – for improving beach access and for preserving and maintaining two of Shetland’s accredited beaches for locals and visitors alike.

More details of the projects can be found in this leaflet.