Nominations are being sought for Community Heroes in the Western Isles from during the Covid-19 Crisis

As part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign, Scotland’s Towns Partnership is on the search for ‘High Street Heroes’ -or community heroes in the Western Isles.

As the national campaign encouraging people to 'think local' during the Covid-19 crisis, Scotland Loves Local wants to celebrate the people, businesses and local organisations who have gone the extra mile to support their communities during the lockdown and the reopening of village and town centres.

Almost any civic-minded and community action is eligible for recognition in these awards. Whether by supporting vulnerable residents or key workers, helping local businesses to go digital, keeping the local area clean and tidy, ensuring High Streets can reopen safely, or encouraging people to shop locally, they want to know who has been a community hero in your area.

All those who are nominated will receive formal recognition as a High Street Hero. In addition, a cross-section of entries from across Scotland will be selected for a special Scotland Loves Local prize, as well as potential opportunities for local and national media coverage as part of the campaign.

There are three categories for the awards: individuals, local businesses, and organisations.

Examples of organisations might include your local community council, charity, development trust, business improvement district or local authority.

Nominations can be made on this short online form, which only takes a few minutes to fill out.