Awards 2017

Published on October 10th, 2017 | by DG Life


2017 Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards winners

Here we showcase our 2017 Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards winners and the amazing work they do for the region. ‘It would be hard to find a place anywhere in the world where community means more than it does right here.” That’s how co-host Gilly Fraser summed up the Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards, which celebrated local heroes from around the region in a glittering ceremony at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on November 24.


Outstanding  Contribution to Dumfries & Galloway:
Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project

Dumfries & Galloway Life Special Award: William Little and Grant Hurcomb
Tourism Champion: Logan Botanic Garden

Independent retailer: Border Travel
Young Entrepreneur: Nicola McMinn

Business Person of the Year: Paul Williamson
Environment Champion: Dr Emily Taylor

Community Project: Stranraer Oyster Festival
Community Champion: Eileen Bryant

Volunteer of the Year:
George McKenzie

Vountary Group/ Charity:
Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project

Producer of the Year:
Saucy Desserts

Cafe of the year:
Fig & Olive

Restaurant of the Year:
House O’Hill

Culture Champion:
Anne Aldridge

Visual Artist/Maker of the year:
Julie Dumbarton

Performing artist of the year:
Tyler Jolly



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