Nominations are being sought for Community Heroes in the Western Isles during the Covid-19 Crisis.

As part of the Scotland Loves Local campaign, Scotland’s Towns Partnership is on the search for ‘High Street Heroes’ - or, in the Western Isles, community heroes. until Friday 2nd October.

As the national campaign encouraging people to 'think local' during the Covid-19 crisis, Scotland Loves Local wants to celebrate the people, businesses and local organisations who have gone the extra mile to support their communities during the lockdown and the reopening of village and town centres.

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 community hero in your area.

All those who are nominated will receive formal recognition. In addition, a cross-section of entries from across Scotland 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.

There are three categories for the awards: individuals, local businesses, and organisations.

Examples of organisations might include your local community council, charity, development trust, business improvement district or local authority.

Nominations can be made on this short online form, which only takes a few minutes to fill out.

Although the main competition closed for entries at 5pm, on Friday 11th September, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar say the Western Isles section is open until until Friday 2nd October.