Entries open for Heritage Awards 2015

Entries open for Heritage Awards 2015
Entries open for Heritage Awards 2015

Volunteer groups and individuals in Kincardine and Mearns are being urged to enter the 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.

The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, which acknowledge and celebrate the valuable contributions made to Scotland’s historic environment by volunteers or ‘Heritage Angels’, are now inviting entries from community groups and individuals.

Volunteers in Aberdeenshire have from now until June 30 2015 to enter for an Angel Award.

Funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Awards – the first of their kind in Scotland – will celebrate the significant role that is carried out by volunteers in helping to better understand, appreciate and protect Scotland’s heritage and history for current and future generations. This initiative will also support the delivery of the Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland – Our Place in Time, which places a strong focus on community participation and engagement in heritage.

‘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.

The five Scottish Heritage Angel Awards categories are: Investigating and Recording, Caring and Protecting, Sharing and Celebrating, Capacity Building, Lifetime Contribution to the Historic Environment.

For more information or to nominate someone visit www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk.