Nominations open for country sports person

SCOTLAND’S prestigious award for young country sports people, the Tam Tod Trophy, is now open for nominations.

The Tam Tod Trophy recognizes excellence in young country sports people, and is open to anyone under the age of 21 who actively engages in, and has shown improvements in their chosen country sport.

Anyone may nominate, but the organisers are actively seeking nominations from schools, organizations, colleges, friends, family and politicians of an aspiring gamekeeper, promising fisherman or woman, enthusiastic falconer, skilled dog handler, novice hunter or rider, or any other young countrysports participant.

The Tam Tod Trophy was inaugurated in 2009 and was funded in memory of one of Scotland’s finest countrymen, the late Tam Tod, a gamekeeper, ghillie and lifelong friend of the countryside.

The specially commissioned trophy was created by leading designer Robert MacFadzean of Fine Iron Design and is awarded annually to Scotland’s most improved young country sports person.

ANYONE may nominate a young country sports person by completing the attached nomination form, or by sending an email providing the details. The closing date for entries is November 31st 2012.

The 2012 winner will be invited to a presentation at Holyrood as part of the Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards in February 2013.

For nomination forms or more information, please contact Nicola Chalmers-Watson on 01620850977.