People asked to submit memorable Scots for commemorative plaques
Written by centralfmnews on June 27, 2019
People across the Forth Valley are being asked which significant local figures should be remembered with a commemorative plaque.
The scheme’s been running annually since 2012.
Last year, Christian Maclagan was honoured – she’s thought to have been Scotland’s first female archaeologist.
Neil Gregory, Deputy Head of Engagement at HES, said: “I’m delighted to announce that our Commemorative Plaque scheme is once again open for nominations.
“Plaques are a great way of highlighting the important link between people and places, making the connection between individuals and the built environment that shaped their life and work.
“As well as a way of celebrating Scotland’s luminaries, the plaque scheme is an important opportunity to shine a light on those lesser-known figures from Scotland’s history and bring their stories to national consciousness.
“As traditional methods of commemoration have not always best reflected the diversity of Scotland’s population, we’re particularly keen to receive nominations for figures from our minority communities.”
Nominations for this year’s Commemorative Plaque scheme will close on Friday 30 August 2019. An independent panel will then consider all the nominations and select the successful applicants.
For more information about the scheme, and to submit a nomination, visit the HES website.