The 2012 Countryside Alliance Awards were presented at a ceremony at the Houses of Parliament on 13 March.

The annual awards, which have been running for eight years, celebrate rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage. Environment secretary Owen Paterson,
who was presenting the prizes, said: “Rural businesses are vital to the country’s economic recovery. The Government is right behind them.”

The rest of this article appears in the 20th March issue of Shooting Times.

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