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George and Fiona McLaren with the team from McLaren Tractors, sponsor of the public servant of the year award.
George and Fiona McLaren with the team from McLaren Tractors, sponsor of the public servant of the year award.

In communities across the Highlands there are people who always go the extra mile for others, whether that is fundraising or going above and beyond their public service duty.

We are asking you to nominate fundraisers and public servants for a Highland Heroes 2022 award to thank them for their efforts and dedication.

The public servant of the year will be an individual who has gone the extra mile in the delivery of their job, making a real difference to their service users, the organisation they work for or the community they work in.

The award is sponsored by McLaren Tractors.

George McLaren from McLaren Tractors said: “The past months have been so challenging for our communities and have put an even greater need for support on local services and organisations. So many of our public servants have gone above and beyond their job role to support individuals and communities to get through this unprecedented time.

"When we needed them the most, they were there for us. We are delighted to support the Highland Heroes 2022 awards and to sponsor the award for public servant of the year. We encourage everyone to show their support now and nominate their public servant of the year.”

The fundraiser award, sponsored by Arnold Clark, will go to an individual who devotes his or her time and effort to raise funds for Highland charities or causes.

Arnold Clark is sponsoring the award for the fundraiser of the year.
Arnold Clark is sponsoring the award for the fundraiser of the year.

Russell Borrie, Arnold Clark chief operating officer, said: "At Arnold Clark, we believe in the power of community and helping others whenever we can.

"After another challenging year, we’re delighted to see Highland Heroes once again recognising those who make a real difference in their communities in the north of Scotland. Fundraising is more challenging than ever before, and those who go that extra mile to help causes close to their hearts show true community spirit."

There are 14 main award categories:

  • Brave child
  • Volunteer
  • Charitable organisation
  • Fundraiser
  • Carer
  • Primary pupil
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary pupil
  • Secondary teacher
  • Community champion
  • School of the year
  • Emergency services or armed forces hero
  • Public servant
  • Healthcare hero

Read about the awards for brave child of the year; primary pupil and teacher of the year; charitable organisation of the year; community champion and volunteer of the year; school of the year; the emergency services or armed forces hero; the secondary school pupil and teacher of the year; and the care and healthcare heroes of the year.

Nominate any of your Heroes at www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes

Once all of your nominations have been submitted, our judging panel will create a shortlist which will then go before a public vote to choose the Highland Heroes 2022.

There is also a very special award, hero of heroes, which will be chosen by the judging panel from among all of the winners and will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness on Thursday, March 24.

Nominations close on Friday, January 14.

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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