FOUR north-east businesses have been named finalists in the 2020 Helping It Happen Awards.
This year’s 12 awards, which are organised by Scottish Land and Estates, recognise the role of estates, farms and businesses which are helping rural Scotland thrive.
The four Aberdeenshire-based finalists are Fasque Forestry, Dunecht Estates volunteers – Help for the Vulnerable Scheme, Finzean Estate Partnership and North East Food Hub.
Sarah-Jane Laing, chief executive of Scottish Land and Estates, said: “This year has reinforced what Helping It Happen is all about – individuals, rural businesses and organisations going the extra mile to make a positive contribution to society.
“With four Aberdeenshire businesses named as finalists, it’s clear that the region is home to organisations which benefit those close to home and across Scotland by providing employment, producing high-quality food and drink or helping Scotland meet its climate change goals.”
The winners will be announced on a video published on YouTube at noon on September 30.