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Historic Scotland sponsor heritage award

23 January 2009

Do you know a young person with a passion for the historic environment?

Maybe they speak proudly about the beauty of Scotland’s castles, perhaps they devote their time to helping others discover history or brave the elements to take part in archaeological digs.

These are the very people that Historic Scotland is looking for to enter the Heritage category in this year’s Young Scot Awards.

The Historic Scotland Heritage award will honour those who have worked to preserve and promote the understanding of our landscape, monuments and historic architecture.

Patrick Connor, Historic Scotland Head of Communications, said: “When you look at the nominations that have been put forward since we became involved with the Young Scot awards it is absolutely clear that history, heritage and culture are a vital part of so many people’s lives.

“Historic Scotland is heavily involved in organising events and promoting the Year of Homecoming. It is just as important that while we recognise the achievement of the past we honour those taking place now which is why I am so proud of our continued involvement in the Young Scot Awards and the opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements of so many impressive young people in this way.”

Entrants must be aged between the ages of 12 and 22 and committed to safeguarding and promoting the importance of the historic environment.

Nomination forms are available at and must be submitted before 20 February 2009.

Notes to Editors

  • If you need assistance filling out the online nomination form or would like a paper copy, please call the free Infoline on 0808 801 0338 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

For further information

Lesley Brown
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8603 or 07788 923873