As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, one of the leading organizations responsible for the protection and enhancement of the River Tweed and its surroundings, the Tweed Forum, has launched a search for its first ever River Champion.
The accolade will be awarded to someone with an outstanding commitment to the Tweed and its surrounds and the Forum is asking the public in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland to help by nominating anyone they feel would be a worthy winner.
The Award is open to residents of either region, from farmers and foresters to landowners, ghillies or people from any walk of life, who show their dedication through their employment, through volunteering or other personal commitment. Their championing of the River Tweed should include activity undertaken since 2010.
2016 Tweed Forum River Champion will receive a beautiful, specially commissioned glass trophy by Scottish artist Jane Raven.
Luke Comins, Director of Tweed Forum said:
“A huge amount of work is undertaken by a whole host of people to improve the Tweed and the area around it, encompassing wildlife preservation initiatives, flood prevention, woodland, wetland and moorland management, listed building preservation and more. Their efforts combine to make a huge difference in the preservation of one of our most important assets for the benefit of wildlife, businesses and everyone living here. We hope that the public on both sides of the Border will help us to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating someone they feel would be a worthy winner.”
Nominations for the 2016 Tweed River Champion Award should be made in writing by post or email and full details are available on the Tweed Forum’s website or from the Tweed Forum stand at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, the Scottish Game Fair, the Border Union Show, Kelso, Peebles Agricultural Show and Glendale Agricultural Show, Wooler.
A shortlist of nominees will be announced in October with the eventual winner, chosen by a panel of judges, announced in November – read more.