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Community Awards Returning for a Second Year

Will Dumfries And Galloway step up and nominate more community champions?

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By Ben Murray
Dumfries and West
Community Awards Returning for a Second Year

PEOPLE across Dumfries and Galloway are being urged to shine a spotlight on community champions.

Nominations for the 2022 Scotland loves locals awards are now open, which will reward those making the region a better place to live.

Artistic flair, work to create new town centre homes, encourage enterprise, make streets more attractive, and digital innovation will also be recognised.

WINNER WINNER. . . The Eskdale Foundation won the SLL award for Town Centre living in 2021

Organised by the Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), the awards celebrate all that is great about local towns and the tireless work taking place to secure a stronger future in them.

Award categories include high street hero, creative town, digital town, enterprising community and climate and net-zero towns.

STP Chief Officer Phil Prentice said: “Whether through innovation or sheer determination, people and groups across Dumfries and Galloway are working relentlessly to improve lives.

“Some are taking amazing action to make their communities more attractive. Others are creating jobs and leading the charge towards net-zero.

“The Scotland Loves Local Awards are a chance to recognise and thank them. To do that, we need you to tell us about the inspiring people and projects whose dedication and innovation is making a real difference where you live.”

SLL CHIEF OFFICER. . . Phil Prentice urges Dumfries residents to nominate

The closing date for nominations is 5.00 pm on Friday September 2 2022. Nominations can be made at

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