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Winners of the Nature of Scotland Awards will be announced on 17th Nov

We are delighted that our Thrive programme has been shortlisted for a Nature of Scotland Award in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category. We found out this great news at a ceremony at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday the 6th September. The awards are delivered by RSPB Scotland and co-sponsored by NatureScot. They celebrate the inspirational people, projects, groups and organisations working hard to protect Scotland’s precious natural heritage.

Thrive offers young people opportunity to be a part of a small, therapeutic group taking part in positive activities in nature for enhance wellbeing. On each project day the group visit a local greenspace. They take part in conservation activities, learn wilderness survival skills, experience deep nature connection activities and enjoy the opportunity for respite in peaceful surroundings. What makes Thrive so special is the combination of spending time in nature, bonding as part of a supportive group and the sense of self-worth from making a positive contribution to the community through conservation activities. These elements produce amazing outcomes:

‘This day has given me the opportunity to do something to take care of myself and give something back to nature too. That feels really good’.

The winner of the award will be announced on 17th November at a ceremony hosted by naturalist and TV presenter lolo Williams and TV presenter and radio host Arlene Stuart – keep your fingers crossed…

Find out more about the Thrive Programme.

View the complete Nature of Scotland Awards Shortlist.