Which historic figures from Milngavie and Bearsden deserve a commemorative plaque?

Milngavie Precinct'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13
Milngavie Precinct'Photo by Emma Mitchell'7/6/13

People are being asked to put forward their nominations for the historic figures they would like to see honoured in the second year of the Commemorative Plaques Scheme for Scotland.

This year’s theme is to celebrate the Year of Natural Scotland.

The call for nominations was launched by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs.

She said: “The launch of the Commemorative Plaque Scheme for Scotland has been very well received. The theme for the second year is inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, celebrating Scotland’s outstanding natural beauty and culture.

“Scotland is known around the world for its outstanding landscape. We have a wealth of historic figures whose incredible achievements have been inspired by Scotland’s stunning natural and historic settings from conservationists to artists, writers, architects, chefs and teachers.

“This scheme will ensure that all of these exceptional individuals are given the recognition they deserve and their accomplishments appreciated by future generations.”

There will be a maximum of 12 plaques awarded every year and these will be decided by an independent academic panel, still to be announced.

People are invited to submit their nominations for the historic figures they would like to put forward by filling in an application form on Historic Scotland’s website - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/commemorativeplaques - with up to 1,000 words on two questions explaining why their chosen person is appropriate for a Commemorative Plaque.

Which figures from the Milngavie and bearsden areas should be honoured with a plaque? Let us know - leave a comment below or e-mail us at mbherald@jnscotland.co.uk