Which award does Forres deserve most?

Nominations have opened for the 2023 Scotland Loves Local Awards, and Forres Local is offering support to help with applications.

For the third year, Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) are hosting the event that recognises the amazing work taking place to transform communities across the country.

Forres folk are being urged to make their voice heard about the local people and organisations who feel deserve a chance to shine in the spotlight for the work they do.

The award categories are

  • Climate and NetZero Town Award
  • Creative Town Award
  • Digital Town Award
  • Enterprising Communities Award
  • Streets and Spaces Award
  • Town Centre Living Award
  • Place Leader Award
  • High Street Hero

Nominations can be made at www.lovelocal.scot/awards, where full category criteria can also be found. There, you can briefly share the details of your nominee and why you would like to see them recognised. If you think you need help with a nomination, please contact us.

Forres Local is a member of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, and we fully support their Scotland Loves Local movement encouraging people to create a better future for their community by choosing local. We do this through our own shop local campaign #ForresLovesLocal.

Kimberley Guthrie, STP’s Interim Chief Officer, said: “In so many ways, the challenges facing our communities have never been greater as we face up to the climate emergency, cost of living and the legacy of coronavirus.

Bringing out the best in people

“But, in so many ways, this has brought out the best in our people and places – unleashing a desire to make a difference, to create a new future. Across the country, we are seeing how that can create better, fairer, more attractive and successful places in which to live and work.

“The Scotland Loves Local Awards are a chance to shine a spotlight on all of this and so much more. 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.”

Among the 2022 recipients was shopkeeper Marion Gilliland, who was named High Street Hero for the amazing lengths to which she has gone to support the community in Cumnock, East Ayrshire. The community vision and action behind the remarkable transformation of Montrose Playhouse in Angus was also recognised.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday, September 4th 2023. Winners will be announced at a celebration being held in November.

If you’d like to discuss making a joint application, please email editor@forreslocal.com

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  1. These awards are looking for proposals from the community ie Mr and Mrs Joe Blogs, this is a huge opportunity for some of the ideas and proposals we see and hear of to bear fruit and not necessarily dictated by any specific public organisation.
    Don’t be slow in bringing proposals forward there will be assistance to create a formal proposal from your ideas.
    Prove you can make a silk purse from a sows ear


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