Good news for WORMIT HEDGEHOGS as they have reached the shortlist for the ENVIRONMENT category of the prestigious GLENFIDDICH SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND AWARDS 2013.

This year you can vote for nominees in the categories of Food, Music, the Environment, Screen, Art, Business, Writing and Sport. The nominees have been shortlisted by the Awards judging panel but it is over to you to decide the final winners.

Details of the categories and profiles of the 4 finalists are published in The Scotsman Weekend Life Magazine, and will appear each Saturday during the run up to the Awards. You can also vote for the 
Top Scot award, an open category where you can vote for the Scot whom you feel has most excelled in their professional field and furthered Scotland’s reputation for achievement at home or abroad. Readers are invited to vote for their preferred winner either by post or via this link:


Vote here




The Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, now in their 16th year, have grown to be regarded as among the country’s top accolades – made all the more important because the final winners are selected by you. Last year, readers cast their votes by the thousand for winners including Scotland’s Olympians, actress Kelly Macdonald, Gaelic songstress Julie Fowlis and businesswoman Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne of Genius Foods.

The consulting panel for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards includes: Ian Stewart (Scotsman editor), Sally Gordon (Glenfiddich), Peter Irvine (Unique Events), Fiona Bradley (Fruitmarket Gallery), Stewart Harris (SportScotland), Leslie Hills (Skyline Productions) and correspondents from The Scotsman newspaper.

Voting in this year’s awards

Spirit of Scotland Awards will automatically give you the chance to win a luxury two-night break for two including a VIP visit to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown. The winner and their guest will stay at multi-award-winning Meldrum House country hotel and golf course in scenic Oldmeldrum, renowned for its delicious cuisine and luxurious rooms. They will also be taken on an inspiring Pioneers’ Tour of the Glenfiddich Distillery. This tour combines an in-depth visit with the chance to bottle your own whisky and enjoy a nosing and tasting masterclass of some of Glenfiddich’s finest single malts aged up to 30 years.

The combination of Meldrum House’s sophistication and style and Glenfiddich’s beautiful, historic distillery showcasing whisky-making at its very finest is sure to make for a most memorable visit.


10 runners-up can raise a glass to mark this year’s awards with a 
bottle of award-winning Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, the world’s favourite single malt.

More information on the Glenfiddich range and prize conditions can be found at www.glenfiddich.com/uk

All entrants must be over 18.

The Awards take place on Thursday 28th November at Prestonfield House, Edinburgh and the last chance to vote will the 7th November.

The voting for our category starts on Saturday 12th October and ends on the 7th November so please vote for us as this is a great honour to reach this stage after 19 years of caring for hedgehogs and still taking them in.

I have prepared an A4 poster for this event and will attach a .jpeg copy to this blog. Please download and print copies to put up in your locality, we need the votes. Thank you.






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