Nominations are sought for coveted Duns award

2014 Duns Citizen of the Year Award awarded to Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie of Duns Pipe Band,  presented by Rotary Club president David McLuckie
2014 Duns Citizen of the Year Award awarded to Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie of Duns Pipe Band, presented by Rotary Club president David McLuckie

Duns residents are reminded they have until the end of the month to nominate someone for the town’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award.

The Rotary Club of Duns is appealing for nominations for this prestigious honour which will be awarded to the person who, in the opinion of a panel of judges, has contributed the most to the local community in the last year.

Rotarian Marshall Wilson said: “Duns and district is an active and vibrant community and this is only possible because so many people give generously of their time and their talents to benefit others. The Rotary Club believes that it is only right and proper that the efforts of those who give to assist others are recognised in an appropriate way.

“The Citizen of the Year award recognises the efforts of these people and brings this generosity to the public’s attention.”

Previous winners include Stuart Renton, Neil Redpath, Rev Donald Gaddes and Billy O’Brien. Last year’s winner was Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie.

Anyone can nominate and nominations can be emailed to the Berwickshire News (sandybrydon@tweeddalepress.co.uk) who are co-sponsors of the award, or made on forms at the Post Office and George Romanes’ shop in Duns.

Please give the name of the person you wish to nominate, the reason you feel they deserve the award and deposit the form in the boxes in the Post Office or Romanes Chemist by June 29. You can also 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). Nominees must have made a significant impact on the wellbeing of the local community.