How to enter


Nominations for Scottish Heritage Angel Awards can be made for individuals or groups. The winning individuals and/or groups are the ‘Angels’. However, we recognise that, in most cases, nominations will be made in connection with a heritage project of some kind.

Thank you for your nomination. The shotlist will be announced in due course.

The awards categories are listed below.

  • Best Rescue of a Historic Building

    This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who have rescued a historic building. This category includes locally and nationally listed buildings, sites on the Buildings at Risk Register and places of worship. It does not have to be listed; it could be part of a conservation area or a local building of significant interest. All sizes of rescue project are eligible, as it is the actions taken to rescue them that will be judged.  Nominations should provide evidence of community benefit and involvement, where appropriate.


  • Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People

    This award will recognise the contribution to heritage projects by young people up to and including the age of 25. The award can be for individuals or groups and can include students and young apprentices. Groups can include school children, projects from social clubs or local volunteer groups. The 'contribution' should be towards a heritage project or place (as above, this doesn’t have to be listed). Adults may enter an application on behalf of under 16s, and where relevant, both would be acknowledged.


  • Best Craftsmanship or Apprentice on a a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project

    This award will recognise a volunteer, professional individual or apprentice who has demonstrated the application of craft skills that have been key in repairing or rescuing a historic site. For example, it could be someone who has carved stone gargoyles for a church, or repaired a historic window. The craft can be from any discipline, for example, woodwork, masonry, metalwork or thatching.

  • Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place

    This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who rescue, record or interpret any kind of historic place. This could be an archaeological site, scheduled monument or battlefield.  For example, it could be a group of local people identifying areas of improvement for their local conservation area, an individual who has restored a historic garden, a group who have saved a stone circle or a team who have helped research archaeological remains in a landscape.