Still time for nominations

Historic Scotland is urging people to submit their nominations for the Commemorative Plaque Scheme as the closing date is fast approaching.

The scheme, which was launched in August by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, celebrates the life and achievements of significant historic figures in Scotland. Submissions for the inaugural plaques will close on October 12.

The chosen historic figures will be celebrated with the erection of a Commemorative Plaques either on their home where they lived, or the building that was particularly synonymous with their achievements.

An annual theme will be formally announced each year which will guide people to consider nominations within specific industries. This year’s theme is the Year of Creative.

You can submit nominations via with up to 1,000 words on two questions to explain your reason.