This year both Scottish Forestry and Scottish Woodlands Ltd commissioned me to make new trophies for Scotlands Finest Woods Awards 2019.
The awards ceremony took place on 21st June 2019, at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston. See www.sfwa.co.uk for details of the presentation and the other categories and winners.
1919 Forestry Act Centenary Award
I made this trophy from some of the many different woods grown by Scottish Forestry, who commissioned this trophy. These include larch, red pine, silver birch, elm, ash and oak. I gave this trophy two coats of Danish oil which brought out the colours, then a satin lacquer finish gave it a nice sheen.
Forestry and Land Scotland North Region team for Fort Augustus Woodlands won the trophy which was presented by Fergus Ewing MSP.
Farm Woodland Award
Scottish Woodlands Ltd gave me a rough sketch of the trophy they wanted and I worked on the design.
The circular saw blade on this trophy is made from laminated maple. Jane at laserflair.co.uk did the laser etching of the trees, animals and the Scottish Woodlands Ltd logo using the image jpegs which I supplied. I made the rest of the trophy in oak, with hand turned thistle decorations on the top. Satin lacquer finished things off. I fitted the solid brass plates which have enough space for the trophy to be won and engraved for several years to come.
Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer for Lynbreck Croft, Grantown on Spey won the trophy and Fergus Ewing MSP made the presentation.
Congratulations to all the winners !
If you are looking for a custom trophy for a presentation please get in touch. I am happy to discuss your ideas and design something special for you. Here are some other examples.