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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. 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. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will be prepared to consider another building that has a distinct link to the nominee.

Q. Will the 2014 nomination year have a theme?

A. No, this will be an open nomination year, with nominations sought from 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?

A. You can read more on how to propose a plaque.

Contact us

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