Last chance to find Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Heritage Angels’

Groups and individuals involved in heritage projects in Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to enter the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards before nominations close on Friday 29 June.

Time is running out to find those ‘Angels’ who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating the nation’s historic environment.
Last year’s awards honoured a range of diverse projects across the country, from the restoration of the Grade A-listed former office of the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company in Govan, led by Govan Workspace, to the full-scale reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse in Dumfries and Galloway by the Whithorn Trust.

The awards scheme is open to groups, individuals, volunteers and professionals across Scotland, with entrants having until the end of the month to submit their nominations.
This year the awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow for the first time, with the eventual winners to be crowned at Glasgow City Chambers on Monday 22nd October.

Susan O’Connor, Director of the Scottish Civic Trust, said: “The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards is about honouring the contribution made by those groups and individuals who rescue, record and celebrate Scotland’s historic buildings and places – many of whom volunteer their time. The awards also provide an important opportunity to recognise the positive difference that heritage projects make to local communities all over the country.
“I’m looking forward to this year’s nominations, which are sure to showcase the fantastic work being undertaken to support and promote our historic environment.”

Launched in 2014 and funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation (ALWF), and run by the Scottish Civic Trust in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Archaeology Scotland, the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards seek to celebrate both groups and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote, protect and, in many cases, rescue Scotland’s heritage.

The awards in Scotland are aligned with Angel Awards in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. An overall winner from each of the UK schemes will be honoured at the London ceremony later this year.

For full details on how to enter the 2018 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, nominate someone else for an award, or find out about our previous winners, please visit www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk.
Keep up to date with the latest from the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards on Twitter at @ScotAngelAwards.

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