The Edinburgh Award 2019
08 Apr 2019
The search begins for the next deserving recipient of the Edinburgh Award as nominations opened on Friday 5 April.
Established in 2007, the Edinburgh Award is a way for the Capital’s citizens to pay a lasting tribute to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the city.
Recent recipients include philanthropists Sir Tom Farmer and Tom Gilzean and University of Edinburgh Professor Timothy O'Shea - each of whom has a cast of their handprints imprinted in flagstones in front of the Council City Chambers.
Last year’s recipient - larger-than-life rugby legend Doddie Weir - followed in the footsteps of fellow sportsmen Ken Buchanan, Sir Chris Hoy and George Kerr to be honoured with the Edinburgh Award for his achievements as a rugby player and as an ambassador for MND Research.
Communities, businesses and individuals across Edinburgh have just over a month to cast nominations for the 2019 award, before a recipient is selected by a panel chaired by the Lord Provost.
Nominations can be made online, by email or post and must be received no later than noon on Friday 10 May.