There are only hours left to put in your vote to support community shop Bùth Bharraigh Ltd in Castlebay as one of four projects who have been nominated for a Rural Innovators Award under the Business category.

Spokesperson Sarah MacLean said: “We are delighted to be nominated and it is a real testament to all the hard work from volunteers, producers and staff.”

The Rural Innovator Awards are run by Scottish Rural Action and seek to recognise and showcase some of the most innovative and effective ways in which rural challenges can be addressed.

It will be awarded to a project, person or organisation who is improving life in rural communities by tackling one of the priority challenges.

Scottish Rural Action National Coordinator Emma Cooper said “Some incredible and inspiring projects were nominated for the awards in this category and shortlisting was a challenging task. We would encourage people to have a look at the shortlisted projects on our website and choose the project they find most innovative and inspiring. The awards will be presented at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Brechin”

You can vote online at

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 18th September 2016.

Winners will receive a paid-for place at the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 on 6-8th October 2016 taking place at Brechin Community Campus in Angus and will have the opportunity to present their project to delegates.