The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are supported by
the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
They were established in 2014. The first such awards in
Scotland, the programme supports the delivery of the new Historic
Environment Strategy, Our Place in Time, with its strong emphasis on
community participation in heritage.
The Awards celebrate the efforts of people who go to
extraordinary lengths to protect, save, record and share their
local heritage. They recognise people who champion their local
heritage and share and practise forgotten craft skills. They also
celebrate young people, recognising their efforts to learn about
The Awards have five categories:
- Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place - for
projects under £5m
- Best Major Regeneration of an Historic Building or Place
- for projects over £5m
- Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young
- Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or
- Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or
Entries for the Angel Awards are assessed by a panel of experts
and volunteers from within the heritage sector before a shortlist
will be put before the judges, who choose an overall winner from
each category. The winners are then announced at a special awards
The Awards complement the existing Historic
England Angel Awards and the new
Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland.
The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are run by a partnership of
Scottish Civic Trust, Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish
Government and Archaeology Scotland. Scottish Civic Trust is the
main delivery partner.
For more information, and all the latest news
regarding this year's awards, see the Scottish Heritage Angel