An­nan­dale Es­tates lands award

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - DISTRICT NEWS -

An­nan­dale Es­tates have won the Ru­ral Hous­ing Award in the na­tional Help­ing it Hap­pen Awards.

David John­stone re­ceived the cov­eted award at a cer­e­mony at the Bal­moral Ho­tel in Ed­in­burgh or­gan­ised by Scot­tish Land and Es­tates and spon­sored by The MacRobertTrust.

More than 200 busi­ness own­ers and in­dus­try lead­ers from across the ru­ral sec­tor were there to ap­plaud the work car­ried out by farms, es­tates and land-based busi­nesses to help their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties thrive.

An­nan­dale Es­tates se­cured its hand-made glass sculp­ture award, pre­sented by Ju­lia Latto from Scot­tish En­ter­prise, for its Rae­hills Farm hous­ing de­vel­op­ment.

The event was com­pered by one of Scot­land’s finest sprint­ers, Ge­orge McNeill, and raised funds for char­ity part­ners RSABI and My Name’5 Dod­die Foun­da­tion.

Proud Re­ceiv­ing the Ru­ral Hous­ing Award in the na­tional Help­ing it Hap­pen Awards is David John­stone of An­nan­dale Es­tates (left) from Ju­lia Latto of Scot­tish En­ter­prise, as guest speaker, with com­pere, former sprinter Ge­orge McNeill, look­ing on.

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