Search is on for Duns Citizen of the Year 2015

Last year's Duns Citizen of the Year was Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie.
Last year's Duns Citizen of the Year was Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie.

The Rotary Club of Duns is once again appealing for nominations for its prestigious annual Citizen of the Year award.

The trophy 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 ( 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 22.

You can also vote online at Nominations close on July 4.

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.