The inaugural Scottish Agriculture Awards took place to celebrate some of the most innovative and progressive agricultural businesses and individuals within the sector.

Hosted by three leading organisations in the industry, AgriScot, Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), and The Scottish Farmer, the evening included 13 categories from advisor and machinery dealer, through to the long-standing Farm of the Year awards.

Compered by The Sheep Game’s Cammy Wilson, who received plaudits from guests for his warm humour and entertainment. The Unsung Hero was awarded to John Copland from Orkney who has dedicated 46 years of his life as an auctioneer.

A special Lifetime Achievement award opened the ceremony and was presented to editor and journalist Ken Fletcher who has committed more than 50 years of his life to writing and editing stories and news for the Scottish Farmer.

The top award, Champion of Champions went to the Diversified Farm of the Year, Glenklin Farm in Arran, run by the Bone Family.

On the evening, AgriScot Chairman Robert Neil welcomed guests and said,

“I would like to congratulate all of the finalists for these awards. We are proud to be part of this collaboration to create these all-encompassing Scottish Agriculture Awards that give recognition across the breadth and depth of the agricultural industry and throughout the regions of Scotland. Every part of the industry relies on each other to keep the whole sector thriving.”

Chairman of the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, Jim Warnock added:

“We gather here not only to celebrate the first Scottish Agricultural Awards but also to honour the unwavering dedication and hard work of those who work on our farms and in the industry day in and day out. Tonight, we have witnessed the remarkable talent, innovative spirit, and outstanding contributions to Scottish agriculture, and it is truly inspiring.

“I want to extend our gratitude to the nominees and award winners. Your relentless efforts, passion for farming and agriculture, and determination to excel have earned you these accolades and set high standards for all of those working across Scotland. Your achievements are a testament to what can be accomplished when passion meets perseverance.”