Nominate your ‘high street heroes’

We know so many people in and around Cupar stepped up to go ‘above and beyond’ during the Covid-19 lockdown. Back in April, we launched our very own Cupar Trooper campaign – and followed that up with stories on those who won our community’s recognition for their work. Now we’re asking everyone to nominate your ‘high street heroes’ as part of a campaign that’s offering recognition across Scotland …

High Street Heroes is part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign – celebrating “the people, businesses and local organisations who have gone the extra mile to support their communities during the coronavirus lockdown and the reopening of our high streets“. All those nominated will receive formal recognition as a High Street Hero.

In addition, a cross-section of entries will be selected for a special Scotland Loves Local prize, as well as potential opportunities for local and national media coverage as part of the campaign. The project reports: “Almost any civic-minded and community action is eligible for recognition in these awards. Whether by supporting vulnerable residents or key workers, helping local businesses to go digital, keeping the local area clean and tidy, ensuring high streets can re-open safely, or encouraging people to shop locally, we want to know who has been a High Street Hero in your area.

There are three categories for the awards:

  • Individuals
  • Local Businesses
  • Organisations

You can make your nominations by clicking on the entry form below to access the online link

Nominations close 5pm on Friday 11th September.


Need more?

We have published a series of Blogs showcasing amazing community work throughout the last few months.

The image above features Lyle McKelvie (who climbed his stairs 291 times to equal a Munro … raising money for Cupar’s Food Bank) and Michael Fyffe, who set up a network to help feed more than 300 residents during the lockdown. Just click on the links to read more.


Thanks for reading.