Cel­e­brat­ing past he­roes

The Oban Times - - News -

RES­I­DENTS of Ar­gyll and Bute are be­ing asked to nom­i­nate his­toric Scot­tish fig­ures they would like to see cel­e­brated with a com­mem­o­ra­tive plaque by His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land.

Those cho­sen will be re­mem­bered with a plaque, de­tail­ing their ac­com­plish­ments, on a sig­nif­i­cant land­mark that has a con­nec­tion to the Scot­tish fig­ure.

Martin Ross, Pol­icy and Projects Man­ager for His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land, said: ‘The plaque scheme is a won­der­ful way to recog­nise peo­ple who have made a dif­fer­ence to the world around us. Plaques have been made to recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tion of fa­mous po­ets, Arc­tic ex­plor­ers, in­ven­tors, lit­er­ary fig­ures, artists, politi­cians, and driv­ers of so­cial change.’

The clos­ing date for com­pleted sub­mis­sions is Jan­uary 31. An in­de­pen­dent panel will con­sider all the nom­i­na­tions and se­lect the suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants, which will be an­nounced in spring 2016.

To find out more or to nom­i­nate, visit www.his­toric- scot­land.gov.uk/com­mem­o­ra­tive­plaques.

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