LEAP announced as RSPB Nature of Scotland Award Winner

Award victory for LEAP – Sustainable Development Award

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The Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP), which covers Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan and Howwood was honoured in the Sustainable Development Award category at the inaugural Nature of Scotland Awards help in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st March.

Carol Gemmell, LEAP Project Manager, said:

“The LEAP project continues to help local residents save energy and money. We are delighted to be recognised by the RSPB for the way these valuable energy saving initiatives have been taken up in the local community.”

The RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards are a celebration of nature conservation in Scotland, recognising success stories and outstanding achievements made to protect and conserve our stunning natural heritage.

Winners across the six categories were announced at a special award ceremony at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh yesterday.

Stuart Housden, Director of RSPB Scotland and head of the judging panel, said: “Congratulations to the very worthy winners. They all represent the very best in their field.  We are pleased to honour them at this innovative event that celebrates those stepping up for nature conservation in Scotland.  We hope the standard set will encourage  many others across the whole Country to follow suit. Nature cannot thrive in the future by just applying rules and regulation, it is when people enthusiastically step up and go the extra mile that something special can happen”