....also get your Community Award nominations in too

Michelle Ward was presented with the Community Award last year (Picture Andy McAllan)
Michelle Ward was presented with the Community Award last year (Picture Andy McAllan)

Nominations are now open for the Community Award which is run by Stonehaven Business Association, Local Churches and SDCC.

The award, similar to the Hannah Dyson Award for younger people in the town, calls on members of the public to nominate outstanding members of the community over the age of 18.

Qualifying areas are academic or sporting success, an act of bravery, outstanding caring or community service, special achievement despite limitations imposed by hardship, disability or long term illness or any other appropriate kind of excellence.

The candidate must have a strong association with Stonehaven, and the nomination must be in writing and should include a supporting statement.

It should also be submitted by a person not related to the candidate.

Submissions must be received by the secretary (including complete name, address and telephone number/e mail) by Friday, December 12, and the candidate must agree to the publicity that will be given to the award.

The final decision will be made public early in the New Year and will consist of a parchment scroll and a small monetary reward.

For more information, or to get your nomination in, you can contact Alistair Lawrie, 1 Westfield Avenue, Stonehaven, AB39 2EU. call 01569 762139 or e-mail alistair.lawrie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.