Jane Craigie, Managing Director of Jane Craigie Marketing and Co-Founder and Director of the Rural Youth Project was presented at the 2019 Royal Highland Show with an associateship of Royal Agricultural Societies – the CARAS award.

The award, presented by UK Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies (CARAS) President James Black, was in recognition of Ms Craigie’s continuing significant contribution to agriculture and rural progress in Scotland.

The CARAS Award was established by the UK’s four national agriculture societies, including Royal Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS) with an objective to recognise, through an awards scheme, distinguished achievement in agriculture and related land-based industries.

Jane Craigie said she was honoured to be recognised: “It was truly an honour to accept the Royal Agricultural Societies CARAS Award, I’m incredibly passionate about the power of the farming and rural economies, as well as what our countryside delivers to society.  My day-job is to see and tell the best stories about our rural businesses, places, and people. Recognition like the CARAS Award feels to me like the industry saying you’re doing a good job, and that’s warmed my heart.”

Jane Craigie Marketing (JCM) has been operating for over 12 years, working with clients such as Oxford Farming Conference, Turriff Show, BASF and Lantra, culminated from 20 years of working in the agriculture and rural industry as a communicator and marketing manager across the UK. Jane is a member of the executive board of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and the council of the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists. Jane is a graduate of the IAgrM and Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programmes, is a Windsor Leadership Alumna and a Waitangi Scholar and board member for Lantra and a Professional Agriculturalist (P.Agric).