The second annual Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards will celebrate the very best of the region's green energy sector on Thursday 24th September.
Last year, more than 200 guests representing a cross-section of the industry's most influential figures in the north of Scotland, attended a glittering evening ceremony. The event showcased the achievements of the sector, while also recognising and rewarding the contribution that renewable energy makes to the Highland and Islands economy and the businesses at the heart of it.
Renewable energy has a long history in the Highlands, and these Awards shine a light on what is being achieved at present, and also what is possible in the future – recognising the excellence and evolution of the sector.
As well as the now almost 'traditional' onshore wind farm developments the range of Award categories reflect the diversity of the sector, the importance of the supply chain and the global influence and leadership the Highlands and Islands possess.
The awards and the Scottish Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) which precedes it, are both supported by leading Scottish law firm Harper Macleod, which founded SHREC in 2010, and Highland News & Media, publisher of the Executive and 18 newspaper titles across the Highlands and north-east Scotland.
The entry deadline is midnight on Saturday 15th August 2020
The Awards will follow on from the 11th edition of the Scottish Highland and Islands Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC), organised by leading law firm Harper Macleod LLP, which will be held at the same venue, the Kingsmills Hotel, that afternoon.
People involved in the sector can go to either or both of these fantastic events, which together make up Renewable Energy Day 2020, a day of celebration for the region's renewables industry.
We are delighted to bring you the first ever Virtual SHREC Conference.
When we knew that the Coronavirus outbreak would prevent us from gathering physically today for SHREC and the Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards at night, together with our partners at Highland News and Media we were determined that the show would go on in some way.
From day one of the current situation, as responsible corporate citizens Harper Macleod's priority has been the health and wellbeing of all of our stakeholders - including colleagues, clients, contacts, contractors and the communities within which we work - while also ensuring that we are available to meet your requirements.
We are grateful to be in a position where, our people are working remotely and will continue to be available to deliver the services people rely on us for.
And we are grateful that our speakers felt the same way and agreed to take the time and effort to be part of this virtual event. The overarching theme is still climate change, and the role of the Highlands and Islands renewable energy sector in tackling it. However, the current crisis obviously factors large in all contributions.
Thank you for taking the time to view it – we hope you find it useful and informative. And please, share the link with any of your contacts who you believe would find it of value.
David Bone, Senior Partner and Head of Energy & Natural Resources at Harper Macleod LLP