Commemorative plaques

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, has announced the launch of the Commemorative Plaque Scheme.

This scheme will celebrate the life and achievements of significant historic figures, through the erection of a plaque on their home where they lived, or the building that was particularly synonymous with their achievements.

People are invited to submit their nominations for the historic figures they would like to put forward by filling in an application form on Historic Scotland’s website www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/commemorativeplaques with up to 1,000 words on two questions explaining why their chosen person is appropriate for a Commemorative Plaque.

There will be a maximum of 12 plaques awarded each year.

These will be decided by an independent academic panel which is still to be announced.

The closing date for completed submissions is October 12.