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Nominations for Lantra Scotland’s 2024 ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills) -- which highlight the talents of people and organisations involved in the land-based and aquaculture sector – are now open.

Designed to celebrate the achievements of individuals, schools, businesses and partnerships, the awards recognise successful trainees of all ages and encourage employers to invest in the next generation of talent, while promoting the many rewarding careers available.

Industry categories in the ALBAS cover agriculture, animal care, aquaculture, equine, environmental conservation, fisheries management, game and wildlife, horticulture, land-based engineering and trees and timber.

As well as prizes for Overall Winner, Runner-up and Modern Apprentice of the Year, there are awards for Higher Education, School Pupil and Secondary Schools, CARAS (Council for Awards of Agricultural Societies), Mentor award, the Tam Tod Trophy for outstanding young learner, and the Anna Murray Award for Partnership Working.

Dr Liz Barron-Majerik MBE MICFor, Scotland Director for Lantra explained: “The land-based and aquaculture industries that are the focus of our ALBAS make a substantial contribution to Scotland’s economy, particularly in rural areas.

“By recognising and celebrating the success of our top learners, employers, training providers and partners, the awards serve to highlight the dedication and achievements of everyone involved.

“Becoming a finalist in the ALBAS often makes a huge difference to people’s self-confidence and ultimately their careers too.”

“I’m also delighted to announce that we will have a fantastic new venue for our 2024 ceremony, the Crieff Hydro in Perthshire”.

Deadline for entries to the ALBAS is Friday 1 December and winners will be announced at a prestigious evening ceremony at the Crieff Hydro on Thursday 7 March 2024.

Find out more here, call Lantra Scotland on 01738 310364 or email us.