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Are you a top parent?

By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Are you a top parent?

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2018 Scottish Parent Awards, with entries sought from this area.

Parent Network Scotland, the Scottish charity supporting and developing Scotland’s parents and carers, want to celebrate parents’ contribution to their families and communities. The awards, now in their second year, are designed to reflect a diverse range of carers of different ages, genders and backgrounds and their contribution to wider society. Categories will include community parent, parenting group, early years, Dads do it, grandparents rock, parent to parent, active parent and the overall Scottish Parent of the Year award. Each category aims to award an exceptional individual, organisation or community group that has shown great potential on their parenting journey, been involved in local activities, supported others or made a positive impact in their community.

Parent Network Scotland chief executive Jackie Tolland said: “We are passionate about supporting parents to become the best they can be. Parents and guardians are the most important role models in a child’s life but also in the community, and with the right support, they can create a happy and enjoyable home environment as well as a thriving society.

“Parents and carers work hard to make strong and resilient communities, and we believe this is something worth celebrating. With that in mind, we have developed the Scottish Parent Awards, which is an annual celebration of this contribution to Scotland.”

Urging people to enter, she added: “If you know a great parent or carer who goes above and beyond for not only their kids but also the community, please consider nominating them for an award.” To find out more, go to by April 13. The awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow on May 18.


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