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Time to tell us who your Highland Heroes are


By Features Reporter


It’s back and bigger than ever – our search for the genuine heroes of the Highlands launches this week and we need your help.

All across the region, there are selfless people helping others, dedicating their time to looking after those in need, raising vital funds for charities and making a difference in the community.

These are the real Highland Heroes and here at SPP Media we believe these people should be recognised for their kindness and generosity.

The Highland Heroes awards are now in their third year and we know there is no shortage of people in this wonderful part of the world who deserve to be in the limelight.

We know because you’ve told us about them.

Last year’s awards were sponsored by Inverness Airport and it has continued its support of the event.

Graeme Bell, general manager of the airport, said: “Sponsoring last year’s event was an honour. It was such a privilege to meet so many deserving people who would otherwise go unrecognised if it wasn’t for the Highland Heroes awards.

“There is such incredible work that goes on in the Highlands and so many selfless people who just want to help others. It’s humbling to know that in some small way we can say thank you to the people who make the Highlands such a fabulous place to live.

All the winners from last year's Highland Heroes awards with Graeme Bell (fifth left). Picture: Callum Mackay/SPP
All the winners from last year's Highland Heroes awards with Graeme Bell (fifth left). Picture: Callum Mackay/SPP

“It is one of my favourite nights of the year – it’s sure to be an emotional but inspiring evening, one which Inverness Airport is proud to support.”

This year we are introducing two new categories – school of the year and charitable organisation of the year – in recognition that it is not only individuals but teams of people who make a difference in our communities.

Nominations for these and all other categories are now open.

Mr Bell added: “We now need your help – we all see people around us making a difference, going that extra mile and I urge the public to nominate them. Look around for your Highland Hero!”

So fill in the nomination form below and post it back to us at Highland Heroes, SPP Media, New Century House, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FG or email it to heroes@spp-group.com

You can also nominate your Highland Heroes online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HighlandHeroes2019

Once we’ve received all your nominations, our judging panel will draw up a shortlist from each category.

Graeme Bell of title sponsor Inverness Airport speaks to host Nicky Marr on stage at last year's Highland Heroes awards. Picture: Callum Mackay
Graeme Bell of title sponsor Inverness Airport speaks to host Nicky Marr on stage at last year's Highland Heroes awards. Picture: Callum Mackay

The shortlist, along with the stories of all the nominees in contention for each award, will be published in a special supplement at the end of September.

Readers can then vote for the person they think is the most outstanding choice in each category.

Once the votes have been tallied, the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness on Thursday, November 7. All those who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend and there will be prominent post-event coverage in our newspapers.



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