Trust shortlisted for TGO Awards for third year running

Trust hopes to win “Outdoor Campaigner of the Year” for a second time having made the 2015 shortlist

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After receiving the accolade of “Outdoor Campaigner of the Year” at last year’s The Great Outdoors Awards, the John Muir Trust is delighted to have made the shortlist for the third year in a row.

The 2015 shortlist has been drawn up by The Great Outdoors (TGO) magazine - one of the UK’s most established and respected hillwalking publications - following nominations from readers and the general public. The Awards celebrate the products, people and services that contribute to our enjoyment of the hills and mountains.

Mel Nicoll, Campaigns Co-ordinator at the John Muir Trust said,“We’re delighted to have been nominated for the third year in a row, testament to the hard work of staff, trustees and volunteers throughout the Trust and from our many supporters beyond. The category always includes the very best environmental campaigns and campaigners so we’re very proud to be on the list.

“It’s been another busy year for the Trust. Following the historic breakthrough last year when the Scottish Government adopted the Wild Land Areas map of Scotland, we’ve continued to speak out boldly for wild land wherever it comes under threat. For example with our Area 34 campaign that highlights the damage that would be done to wild land in the far north of Scotland if three giant wind farms are given consent. Our campaigning has covered many fronts though, from fighting inappropriate developments to speaking out about the need for stronger deer control and the dangers in weakening the EU Birds & Habitats Directives.

We are hugely grateful to everyone who has supported our work, culminating in our nomination for this award.

You can show your support for the Trust’s work by voting here

Voting is open online until Sunday 15 November. The award winners will be revealed at a ceremony in Kendal on Wednesday 18 November.

To find out more about the Trust’s campaigns, and how you can support them, go to our campaigns page