Highland Council Press Release:
"A new award to highlight the large amount of voluntary work that is carried out in Nairnshire has been launched this week.
People are being invited to nominate individuals or groups who have previously gone unrecognised for doing charitable work within their communities in the Nairnshire area.
Nominations can be made across 6 categories including: sports, arts/music, environment, community, enterprise and young people.
Nominees must be resident in Nairnshire; or their actions or activities have resulted in a significant benefit to the population of Nairnshire; and they must be nominated for their voluntary efforts. Paid employees are not eligible.
These new civic awards have been created in partnership by The Lord-Lieutenant of Nairnshire and Nairn Highland Councillors; and a decision-making panel comprising a group of local people including the Lord- Lieutenant’s office, Highland Council representation and other local groups.
An awards ceremony will take place in late January 2020 in Nairn.
Lord-Lieutenant of Nairnshire, George Asher said:
“We understand there are many unsung heroes among us in our communities who give a massive amount of their time and effort voluntarily to groups or individuals in their neighborhoods. We want to thank those people who put others before themselves and acknowledge the huge contributions that they make to the wellbeing of Nairnshire. You know who they are, so please nominate them!”
Councillor Tom Heggie, Chair of The Highland Council’s Nairnshire Committee added:
“Highland Council is very grateful to the voluntary efforts of people who make a difference in their communities. Nairnshire Councillors are pleased to support this new Civic Award scheme and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of those who give selflessly to their community.”
Nomination application forms are available from The Highland Council Service Point, in the Courthouse, High Street, Nairn or can be downloaded at this link.
The awards are being funded by The Highland Council’s Nairn Ward Discretionary Budget."