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Highland Heroes 2023: Nominate your emergency services/armed forces hero

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Robert Thorburn, Openreach Scotland partnership director, sponsor of the emergency services/armed forces hero award.
Robert Thorburn, Openreach Scotland partnership director, sponsor of the emergency services/armed forces hero award.

Highland Heroes is our way and your way to say thank you to the real-life heroes in communities across the Highlands.

An award will be presented to an outstanding member of the emergency services/armed forces who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

NOMINATE at www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes by midnight, January 6, 2023.

Openreach, Scotland’s national digital network business, is sponsoring the award for the emergency services/armed forces hero.

Robert Thorburn, Openreach Scotland partnership director, said: “It’s great to be involved with the Highland Hero awards again this year, and continue our support of this important category. Men, women and teams working across the emergency services and the armed forces always go above and beyond their duty in facing the most challenging of situations with courage and compassion. We are so grateful to them and love hearing about their remarkable achievements.

“We encourage everyone to nominate the heroes in their community. It’s a wonderful way to show appreciation and say thank you.”

Sponsored once again by Inverness Airport, the Highland Heroes awards feature 14 categories where you can nominate individuals or groups in your community. New for 2023 is the green hero award which will be presented to an individual who is helping to create a cleaner, greener future.

The categories are:

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

Each week, your favourite Highland News & Media newspapers and websites will include special features about each of the categories along with all the details of how you can nominate individuals or organisations in your community. Once all of your nominations are in, our judging panel will whittle down your entries to create a shortlist. All the shortlistees will be featured in our special supplement where you will be invited to vote for your Highland Heroes of 2023!

As well as the 14 main categories, there is also a very special accolade which will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Friday, March 10, 2023. The hero of heroes will be decided by our judges from all of the winners at the ceremony and revealed on the night!

READ more about Highland Heroes 2023

Highland Heroes 2023 launch

Charitable organisation

Primary school teacher

Brave child


Community champion

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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