Awards are up for grabs for dedicated grandparents

The search is on to find the most inspiring grandads and grandmas of Scotland, with nominations now open for the UK Super Grandparent Awards 2013.

Run by the charity Care for the Family, the awards have been launched to recognise grandparents, who it says are often the unsung heroes of family life.

Winners are being sought from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, with the overall winner receiving their award from comedian Tim Vine in the Autumn.

The closing date for entries is August 31 and people can nominate grandparents online, either in writing or by making a short mobile phone video submission by visiting

As well as regional titles, the overall national winner will receive an afternoon tea for the whole family at a leading hotel, a £300 professional family photo-shoot and a £100 toy voucher from The Entertainer.

Rob Parsons, founder of Care for the Family and author of the book The Sixty Minute Grandparent, said: “Today, possibly more than ever, the demands on families to cope with modern life are great. Often it is grandparents, who are the glue effectively holding the family together.”