Inaugural Scottish Heritage Angel Awards - Nominations Open !

Volunteer groups and individuals from across Scotland have until the 30th June 2015 to enter, or make a nomination, for an inaugural Angel Award.

Funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,  and helping to deliver Scotland’s first ever Historic environment Strategy – Our Place in Time, the Awards, the first of their kind in Scotland, will mark the significant role volunteers have in helping to better understand, appreciate and protect Scotland’s heritage and history for current and future generations.

‘Heritage Angels’ are being sought whose voluntary work has benefited various types of heritage projects, including local volunteers working to engage the community with local history, architecture and archaeology; community groups undertaking local landscape surveys and restoration projects that have relied on and benefited from the involvement of local volunteers.

There are five Angel Awards categories:

·      Investigating and Recording

·      Caring and Protecting

·      Sharing and Celebrating

·      Capacity Building

·      Lifetime Contribution to the Historic Environment

There will also be the opportunity to nominate an individual in recognition of their on-going commitment and dedication for the benefit of the wider historic environment.

The inaugural Scottish Heritage Angel Awards ceremony will take place in Edinburgh, on Monday 28th September.

For more information and for full details on how to enter, or nominate someone else, for an Angel Award  please visit www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk