Know someone who deserves an honour?

Yes! Then the Scottish Government wants to hear from you ...

The Scottish Government is keen to recognise deserving individuals in all walks of life to reflect the wealth of talent existing here in Scotland. It is inviting nominations of individuals who you would regard as worthy of consideration for a national UK Honour.

While there is no fixed criteria, any nominee will have contributed above and beyond the call of duty, be acknowledged as exceptional by their peers and colleagues and, where possible, have made some kind of wider contribution beyond the requirements of their position. It should not be just because of their job title or grade they have attained.

They are particularly keen to encourage nominations from within the voluntary sector and also to get representation from more ethnic, disabled or female candidates for all level.

As nominations will be considered by people who do not know the individual or organisation, in order to have a chance of success, they should be supported by as much information as possible to demonstrate the candidate's substantial achievements. Mention of the individual's positive influence on colleagues or good practice across the profession will also lend weight to the citation.

Someone can only be considered while they are still active in the field for which they are being nominated.

Detailed information and the nomination forms can be found on the UK Honours website UK. UK Honours

Nominations should be submitted to Protocol and Honours Team, Scottish Government, St Andrews House, Edinburgh EH1 3DG, tel: 0131 244 5300, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence. The Scottish Government would request that the nominee should not be informed, as they would not wish to raise expectations.

An indication of the broad range of areas where individuals have previously obtained an honour include services to:

charity and the homeless in Glasgow
libraries in Dundee
Gaelic language and culture
education and charity in Banffshire
emergency healthcare
horticulture and education
sport and the voluntary service in Scotland
sport and wellbeing

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