Duns Citizen of the Year Award

Duns Citizen of the Year Donald Gaddes in the Parish Church where he has been the stand in minister for two years
Duns Citizen of the Year Donald Gaddes in the Parish Church where he has been the stand in minister for two years

The Rotary Club of Duns is once again looking for nominations for Citizen of the Year.

The prestigious trophy will be awarded to the person who, in the opinion of the judges, has contributed the most to the local community in the last year.

Rotary president Bob Tait said: “Duns and district is a vibrant community with many people who work so hard for the community and give of their own time so generously. It is only right that these people who go that extra mile are recognised. The Citizen of the Year award recognises their efforts.”

The first winner was Stuart Renton and he was followed by Neil Redpath. Last year’s winner was Rev Donald Gaddes.

Anyone can nominate and nominations can be emailed to the Berwickshire News (sandybrydon@tweeddalepress.co.uk), co-sponsors of the award, or made at the Post Office and George Romanes’ shop in Duns. Please fill in the form with the name of the person you wish to nominate, the reason you feel they deserve the award and then deposit the form in the boxes in the Post Office or Romanes Chemist.

For the first year time, this year you can vote online at www.rotary-duns.org.

People nominated must live in the Duns Rotary area (Duns, Chirnside, Greenlaw, Swinton, Longformacus, Abbey St Bathans, Preston and Gavinton). They must have made a significant impact on the wellbeing of the local community. They may be male or female from any part of the community - voluntary sector or public sector or private individual who has, in their own way, greatly contributed to the lives of their fellow citizens without thought for personal reward.