Everything you need to know about the Holistic Scotland Magazine Wellbeing Awards 2020

We are delighted to be hosting the first ever Holistic Scotland Magazine Wellbeing Awards, in association with A.Vogel, Water for Health and Mind and Mission, to celebrate excellence in natural and holistic health in Scotland.

We are hoping the 2020 awards will be the first of many and help to put Scotland on the map when it comes to natural health and wellbeing.

The magazine team couldn’t prouder of the natural health movement that’s happening in Scotland right now.

That’s why we set up a free magazine to support and promote this growing industry, which we believe in wholeheartedly.

Our title not only encompasses and celebrates natural health, but embraces clean skincare and beauty, complementary therapies, healthy eating and the great outdoors.

We are always looking for innovative ways to support the industry and we believe the Holistic Scotland Magazine Wellbeing Awards is a great way to do this.

That’s why we would like to thank everyone who has entered, nominated, sponsored or been involved in the Wellbeing Awards 2020 so far.

Congratulations go to every single one of our nominees. Now it’s time to announce the finalists!

It hasn’t been easy to compile a shortlist, but we hope this article will help to explain our decisions and give you a flavour of what happens next.

We really hope to see you all on Awards Night on Sunday, 12 April 2020 at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh, where we will be celebrating each and every one of you – regardless whether you’re a nominee, finalist, winner or natural health supporter.

If you’re as passionate about natural health and wellbeing as we are, then please join us for an evening of recognition, celebration, fun, laughter and great music!

Our finalists

Team of the Year

LifeHeal Linlithgow & Peebles

Fire Hearted Life

Dalhousie Castle Spa

The Gin Spa

Weleda Wellbeing Advisors Team – Scotland

Independent Health Retailer of the Year – sponsored by A.Vogel

Napier’s Bathgate

Health Food & More

Happy Earth Place

Flora Fusion

Wellbeing Ambassador of the Year

Jenny Light, Living Lightly

Sarah Nixon, Authentic Bliss

Jacqueline Cogan

Lindsey Porter, Yoga Nu U

Donna Booth, Vitality

Gary Young, The Mindful Enterprise

Inspiration Award – sponsored by Apex Hotels

Anne Tremble, Linda Tremble Foundation

Monica Wilde, Lyme Disease Scotland

Donna Nelson, Yoga by Donna

Susan Watson, Perfect Solutions Coaching

Best Outdoor Wellbeing Initiative

Midlothian Forest School

The Ecology Centre

Birken Tree

Little Acorns Early Years

Wanderwomen Scotland

Outstanding Innovation – sponsored by Water for Health

Voices of Yoga – Emma Frame

The Wee Hemp Company

Fire & Rain Soul Spa

Enlighten Cupar

Carefree Kids Yoga

Hashtag Organics

Therapist of the Year

Angela Brown, Live Well Therapies

Janine, Inspirational Therapies

Carole Henderson, Carole Henderson Therapies

Gemma Russell, Gemma Russell Hypnotherapy

Claire Taylor, Taylor Made Holistics

EmmaJane Wilson, LoveTherapies

Laurie Graham, Simply Scentered Holistic Therapies

Wellbeing Venue of the Year

Calm on Canning Street

Spa Persona

The Wee Retreat

The Gin Spa

The Body Toolkit Retreats

Best Studio

Calm on Canning Street

Prana Yoga Studio

Tranquility 21

The Lavender Studio

The Mission Hall Studio

Best Clinic/Practice

Mandala Flow


Amanda’s Podiatry

Limethistle Bo’Ness

Grass Roots Remedies Coop

Best Natural Skincare/Beauty Brand

Wheesht Beauty Masks

Solasta Skin

JustBe Botanicals

Lucky Cloud Skincare

Odara Mineral Beauty

Little Fox Soapery

Seilich Botanicals

Anderson Aromatics

Workplace Wellbeing Initiative of the Year – sponsored by Mind and Mission

The Body Mind Soul Hub

Queens Cross Housing Association

Geez Peace Workplace Wellness

Stassin Leadership & Coaching

Radio Clyde

Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

How we choose our finalists

Our finalists have been chosen based on the strength of the information provided to us on the entry or nomination form.

If we have been impressed by the case presented to us, we will put the entrant or nominee through to the final.

Sadly, many online forms came through with very little detail to support some of the nominations – often even minus full names or with non-existent category names.

If you haven’t been selected as a finalist this time around, please don’t be discouraged. You are very welcome to nominate or enter again next year and, of course, very welcome to join us on Awards Night.

If you haven’t yet received a letter about your nomination or selection as a finalist, don’t worry it will be with you very soon.

What happens next?

Now that we have selected our finalists, their entries will then be passed to our panel of independent judges.

Our judges will then choose one overall winner and two runners up in each category – each of which will be announced on our Awards Night.

Our judges are:

Karen Gider, founder of Face Yoga Scotland & natural beauty ambassador

JJ Stenhouse, coach, writer, broadcaster and founder of The Pure Place

Roddy Macdonald, Water for Health founder

Angela Robertson, co-founder of Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

Melanie Bell, director and principal of The Complementary Therapy School

Louise Scott, director and co-founder of Mind & Mission

Awards Night

Our Awards Night will take place at the stunning Apex Grassmarket Hotel, overlooking Edinburgh Castle on Sunday, 12 April 2020.

Our evening will begin with each and every one of our guests being piped in along the red carpet, where an experienced press photographer will take a professional photo for you to keep forever.

You will also be greeted with a health-boosting mocktail on arrival and a VIP goodie bag containing gifts from Holistic Scotland Magazine, BetterYou, hypnotherapist Ailsa Frank and many more amazing natural health and wellbeing brands.

You will then be invited to network before being shown to your seats for dinner and the official awards ceremony and evening entertainment.

Each of our guests will enjoy a three-course meal – with our menu (including vegan option) to be revealed shortly.

Your events host

We’re delighted that our awards will be hosted and presented by radio presenter Gina McKie, whose shows are a highlight of both Virgin Radio and Go Radio.

Gina is passionate about holistic health and has even penned her own self-care book, Imagination.

Gina will mention each and every one of our contenders and more than 60 finalists will be honoured on the night.

Our overall winners in each category will be presented with a unique, glass award and certificate. They will also win a year’s free advertising and marketing support with Holistic Scotland Magazine.

Each of our runners-up will receive a personalised certificate and special gift .

Maggie’s Raffle/Auction

We’ll be raising money for Maggie’s on the night as a special thank you for the charity’s work and for its help in making Holistic Scotland Magazine available to readers who might benefit from natural health expertise.


Our evening entertainment will be provided by Ernest – The Band, a Glasgow-based three-piece whose repertoire not only includes Fleetwood Mac, but James Bay, the Rolling Stones, George Ezra, Queen, and many more musical legends.


The night will run from 5.30pm till midnight. To book tickets (without the Evenbrite booking fee), click here.

A 10% discount on hotel bookings is available. To request the exclusive discount code, please email contact@holisticscot.com

*Dress code: Formal/Evening Wear

**Please note that no glass awards or gifts will be posted. All glass awards and gifts must be collected on the night.

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