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Briggs encourages Edinburgh residents to nominate deserving individuals for The Edinburgh Award 2017.

Lothian MSP Miles Briggs is encouraging city residents to nominate deserving individuals for The Edinburgh Award 2017. The civic award was established to honour outstanding individuals who have made a positive contribution to the city and have helped it gain national and international recognition. Previous recipients include authors Ian Rankin and J K Rowling, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and artists Richard Demarco and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder. The winner is presented with an engraved Loving Cup at a ceremony hosted by the Lord Provost and has their hand prints reproduced on a flagstone in the City Chambers quadrangle.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ The Edinburgh Award is a great way of honouring current city residents or those born in the city who have made an outstanding contribution in their field which has helped raise the city’s profile nationally or internationally. The city is fortunate to have so many people in the business, arts, science and academic sectors who would be worthy winners.

“ I hope many people will consider nominating someone before the close of nominations on 1st September.”

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* Nominations can be made at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/edinburghaward

* Criteria for nomination are that the individual was born in Edinburgh or has lived in the city for the past 12 months, has not previously been awarded the Freedom of the City, is not a previous winner of the Edinburgh Award and is not a serving politician

Miles Briggs