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The Edinburgh Award 2021: Nominations

29 Oct 2021

Nominations for the Edinburgh Award 2021 closed at noon on Friday 29 October 2021. The recipient will be announced in due course. 

The winner will be presented with an engraved Loving Cup at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Provost and will have their hand prints reproduced on a flagstone in the City Chambers quadrangle.

Established in 2007, the Edinburgh Award is a way for the Capital’s citizens to pay a lasting tribute to outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on the city and gained national and international recognition for Edinburgh.

Recent recipients include philanthropists Sir Tom Farmer and Tom Gilzean and rugby legend Doddie Weir - each of whom has a cast of their handprints imprinted in flagstones in front of the City Chambers. The 2020 recipient - world-famous city author Alexander McCall – became the 14th person to receive the Edinburgh Award, in recognition and celebration of his bestselling writing and legal career, and academic work.