Businesses across Helensburgh and Lomond are being encouraged to enter the Scottish Rural Awards 2019.

A set of 13 categories are open for nominations, including the coveted Rural Hero award, which recognises those whose contributions to their rural communities have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Last year’s awards drew over 250 nominees from across the country. Businesses can either self-nominate, or be nominated by a friend, family member, customer or member of the public.

The full list of awards categories and criteria, along with nomination forms, are available from the Scottish Rural Awards website - There is no cost associated with making a nomination.

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of December 2018, with winners revealed at the Scottish Rural Awards ceremony and gala dinner, which will take place in March 2019.

For more information please contact Leona Clark on 0131 551 7936 or email