A Stirling opticians is encouraging locals to nominate their community hero in the annual Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards in association with Specsavers.

Now in its second year of sponsorship, Specsavers in Stirling is supporting the prestigious awards, dubbed the People’s Oscars, which honours the incredible achievements of ordinary people across Scotland who are doing extraordinary things.

The opticians are also sponsor of the Community Champions Awards category. This category recognises individuals or groups who have shown incredible commitment to improving the lives of people in their local area.

Great Scot Roadshows Stirling

There are four exciting Great Scot Roadshows held throughout Scotland which provide an interactive story telling experience to engage and educate children about Great Scots in history. Pop along to The Thistles Centre on Saturday 3 September at 10:30, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 and get involved.

There will be goody bags for kids to take away following the roadshows which include kid’s eye health flyers, fun worksheets, bugs pens and other goodies. 

The action doesn’t stop there as kids across Scotland can also take part in a writing competition focused around a 500 word entry of ‘what makes a Great Scot’. Individuals or schools as a class project can take part and the prize includes an iPad and a chance to win an adventure for your whole class.

Nominations for the Community Champion Awards must be made by Sunday 4 September. For more information or to nominate a member of your local community for the Community Champions Awards, visit the website www.greatscotawards.co.uk or pop into your local Specsavers store.

The award winners will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony hosted by Jackie Bird in the Glasgow City Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 29 October 2016.

A word from the store director

Susanne Akil store director at Specsavers in Stirling, said: ‘Supporting the local community is at the heart of what we do here in the Stirling store – from caring for the sight of people in the town, to supporting local causes through fundraising.

We are incredibly proud to be involved in the Great Scot Awards again in 2016. ‘We’re thoroughly looking forward to finding some true Great Scots from right here in Stirling’

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