Balquhidder Community Broadband named one of Scotland’s Top Rural Innovators

Balquhidder Community Broadband Scotland receives recognition as one of Scotland’s Top Rural Innovators!

Along with receiving Stirling Provost’s Civic award, Balquhidder Community Broadband Project (BCB)https://www.fvl.org.uk/case-studies/case-study-balquhidder-community-broadband/ has been named as one of five examples of outstanding rural innovation after being named one of the winners of the 2018 Scottish Rural Innovators Awards.

The Transport and Infrastructure award for BCB follows 12 years of campaigning, sheer hard work and getting their hands dirty. This community project has finally received the recognition that it deserves outside the immediate industry.

The awards are held every two years, organised and hosted by Scottish Rural Action to highlight excellence in rural innovation in meeting the needs of rural communities.

The winning projects will all be showcased at the Scottish Rural Parliament which is being held in Stranraer from 14-16 November

Full details of all this year’s categories and worthy winners can be found at the link                                 :

  • Transport & Infrastructure Award: Balquhidder Community Broadband
  • Food & Drink Award: Forth Environment Link, Stirling Neighbour Food
  • Environment and Land Use Award: The Mountains and the People
  • Youth Award: Brechin HealthWatch
  • Rural Innovation Award Winners: Building Rural Communities Award: Kirrie Connections