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Commemorative Plaque Scheme

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the nomination criteria?

A. Every nomination has to meet basic selection criteria before it can be considered. It would be helpful if a building with a significant association to the subject survives and the person in question must have been dead for at least 20 years and also have passed the centenary of their birth.

Q. How many times can a nomination be made for a specific person?

Only one nomination will be allowed for each significant person. Therefore if a group/individual has already submitted a nomination for A.N. Other, no further nominations for them will be considered, regardless of whether the nomination relates to another property.

Q. Will sites where buildings once stood be accepted?

Where the building has been radically altered or demolished, this important relationship is seen to have been broken. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will be prepared to consider another building or site that has a distinct link to the nominee.

Q. Will the Nomination Years be themed?

The first two nomination years were themed around the Scottish Governments Themed Years, but we expect an open nomination process going forward. Nominations are sought for those who have made a significant contribution to Scotland and its people and who possibly have gained international recognition for their life achievements.

Q. How can I propose a plaque?

You can read more on how to propose a plaque.

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Historic Environment Scotland
Investment and Projects Team
Room 2.6, Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 (0) 131 668 8801