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Wishart is championing nominated local businesses to win a ‘Rural Oscar’

Published date : 19 December, 2022

News Release from Pete Wishart MP

Attn: News Desk                                                     For immediate release 19 December 2022

Wishart is championing nominated local businesses to win a ‘Rural Oscar’

Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, is delighted to announce that three small businesses in his constituency have made it to the final of the UK Countryside Alliance Awards.

The Scottish Deli and The Taybank in Dunkeld and Dow's Delicatessen in Aberfeldy are in contention for a Scottish title in the Local food/drink, Pub, and Village shop/post office categories respectively.


The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through small hard-working businesses. The Rural Oscars are now in their sixteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win.


Commenting, Mr Wishart said:


“These small businesses in my constituency - The Scottish Deli, The Taybank and Dow’s Deli - making it to the final of such a prestigious award is an incredible achievement. This is a testament to their hard work and the excellent service they provide to their community.


“I will be following their progress with pride and will be championing their success in the run-up to the award ceremony in May 2023.”


Countryside Alliance Awards Director, Sarah Lee, also commented:


“We have been overwhelmed by nominations this year. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce or services.


“They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities and rural economy ticking, but don’t seek the spotlight. Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition.”


More information about the awards can be found here:




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