Communities across Skye and Raasay are being reminded that the deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Eilean a’ Cheò Civic Awards is Wednesday 29 November.

This is the seventh year of the Awards which are organised by the Ward 10 Highland Councillors to recognise people from all age groups and walks of life who have contributed to the success and wellbeing of their local communities.

This year’s award categories are:

Sports

Arts/Music

Environment

Community

Enterprise

Young People

Speaking at the launch of the 2017 Awards last month, Chair of the Isle of Skye and Raasay Committee, Councillor John Gordon said: "We’re inviting people to forward the name of someone or a community group who they feel deserves recognition for the work they do and the contribution to the lives of others that they make. Often such people work quietly behind the scenes without a fuss. These Civic Awards are the ideal opportunity for their efforts to be officially recognised and for us to show our appreciation."

All nominees must be resident on the Isle of Skye or Raasay and be able to demonstrate their actions or activities have resulted in a significant benefit and deserve recognition.

Councillors will then consider all applications received and awards will be presented at a ceremony held in Portree at the Ward Forum on Monday 18th December.

Nomination forms are available here and completed forms need to be with the Ward Manager Willie MacKinnon - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on the 29 November.