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With its focus on the environment, the Western Isles would appear to be a rich source of entries for the RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2024.

The NatureScot-sponsored awards recognise the people, projects and partnerships protecting Scotland’s nature.

Entry is free, and individuals or teams can nominate themselves or other nature champions for an award.

Any work conducted since March 2021 is eligible. There are 10 categories, including the relaunched Nature Tourism Award and Youth Action Award.

Anne McCall, Director of RSPB Scotland and chair of the judging panel, said: “It is heartening to hear how people, projects and organisations across Scotland are working determinedly to save nature from the many threats it faces. These awards are a celebration of amazing achievements. Help us recognise our conservation champions by applying or nominating someone today.”

The shortlist will be revealed at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, September 24, and the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 28, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. 

Applications can be submitted via the RSPB website by Tuesday, May 28.