Her­itage An­gels

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

NOM­I­NA­TIONS have opened for the third Scot­tish Her­itage An­gels Awards in a bid to find those groups and in­di­vid­u­als – or ‘An­gels’ – from Ar­gyll and Bute who have played a spe­cial part in car­ing for, record­ing and cel­e­brat­ing the na­tion’s his­toric en­vi­ron­ment.

Last year saw en­try sub­mis­sions from the length and breadth of Scot­land, with even­tual win­ners in­clud­ing Mark Cranston, for his re­mark­able ef­forts to col­lect, cat­a­logue and re­search Scot­tish bricks, and Dig TV, a tele­vi­sion chan­nel run en­tirely by young peo­ple to high­light an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal dig in Dum­fries, which scooped the first Young Her­itage An­gel award.

Nom­i­na­tions will close on Fri­day Au­gust 11.

A panel of her­itage ex­perts will have the tough task of whit­tling down short­lists for each cat­e­gory and a panel of judges will choose the even­tual win­ners who will be an­nounced at the Scot­tish Her­itage An­gels Awards cer­e­mony on Mon­day Oc­to­ber 16 at the Assem­bly Rooms in Ed­in­burgh.

An­drew Lloyd Web­ber, whose char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion helped es­tab­lish the Scot­tish Her­itage An­gel Awards, said: ‘Too of­ten the in­di­vid­u­als and groups who work tire­lessly to pro­tect their lo­cal his­toric build­ings go un­no­ticed. We set up the An­gel Awards in Scot­land three years ago to change all that. I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come for­ward and cel­e­brate th­ese stars of her­itage – those who keep our her­itage alive and thriv­ing for the next gen­er­a­tion de­serve to stand in the spot­light.’

For full de­tails on how to en­ter the 2017 Scot­tish Her­itage An­gel Awards, nom­i­nate some­one else for an award or find out about our pre­vi­ous win­ners, please visit www. scot­tish­her­itagean­gelawards.org.uk.

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