Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. What are the nomination criteria?
A. Every nomination has to meet basic selection criteria before it can be considered. Most importantly, a building with a significant association to the subject must survive, 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?
A. 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?
A. Where the building has been radically altered or demolished, this important relationship is seen to have been broken. It is for this reason that Historic Scotland will not consider placing plaques on sites, but only on the buildings that were known to the people being commemorated. Q. What is the theme for 2012?
A. The theme for 2012 is “The Year of Creative Scotland”, therefore nominations are sought from those in the arts and creative fields.
Q. How can I propose a plaque?
A. You can read more on how to propose a plaque here