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Hunt on for heroes of the high street

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By Fiona Reid
Hunt on for heroes of the high street

PEOPLE across Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to turn the spotlight on the region’s heroes of the high street.

Nominations have opened for the 2024 Scotland Loves Local Awards, which will see the nation’s town of the year crowned, alongside other accolades.

Organised by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), the awards recognise and reward the dedication, determination and innovation which is making communities fit for the future.

The categories nationally are:

Town of the Year

Most Enterprising Community

Place Leader of the Year

Eight High Street Hero Awards will also be presented – one in each of the Scottish Parliament electoral regions. In Dumfries and Galloway, that will be South Scotland.

This will recognise a person or organisation who has gone above and beyond to support people and make their community a better place to live, work and visit.

STP chief officer Kimberley Guthrie said: “There are people working tirelessly across Dumfries and Galloway whose desire to make a difference is driving a new future for their community.”

The closing date for nominations is 5 pm on Friday August 23. Finalists will be announced in September with presentations made to winners in October.

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