HEROIC efforts which provided lifelines to communities across Scotland as the coronavirus pandemic took hold are today being honoured.

A convenience store which opened around the clock, volunteers who provided thousands of meals to the over-70s and an organisation which supplied hundreds of key workers with bicycles are among those celebrated in the Scotland Loves Local High Street Heroes Awards.

They recognise businesses, groups and individuals who have worked tirelessly to support their communities and customers at a time when they have never been needed more.

HeraldScotland:

Regional champions have been named in each of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas - alongside others highly commended - after more than 1,200 award nominations were received for about 600 people.

Scotland’s Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell, has thanked each of them for their efforts in a message to readers of The Herald.

Among the regional champions was convenience store Brownlie’s of Biggar, awarded the honour in South Lanarkshire.

HeraldScotland:

For three-and-a-half months, owners Donna and Bruce Morgan led their team as they opened 24/7 to both meet intense demand for home deliveries, but also ensure they were there for key workers.

Customers said: “They’ve made sure no-one has gone without. Brownlie’s has been a complete lifeline.”

Reacting to their award, Bruce said: “It’s nice to be recognised. It’s been a hard time for everybody - not just us. We’re proud to be part of the community - and if there’s anything positive that can come out of the pandemic it’s that it has brought the community together.”

Strong community service was also the focus of Colin Wilson, who ran Castle Douglas Post Office in Dumfries and Galloway single-handedly for 13 weeks.

HeraldScotland:

“To be able to keep families in touch with each other with cards and gifts through the post during the pandemic was really satisfying,” he said. “Allowing businesses to continue to trade with online orders through the postal system means our high street continues to prosper with no shop closures.”

In Edinburgh, the regional champion award went to The Bike Station, whose team provided free recycled bikes - plus a helmet, lock and lights - to more than 200 key workers. They run a similar operation in Perth.

Chief executive Sasha Taylor says she’s proud they have been able to make a difference and added: “We know from our customers and Hero Bike recipients that in some cases, their bikes were a lifeline for them. I’m humbled by the appreciation, encouragement and support we’ve received.”

#FeldyRoo, a remarkable voluntary operation which delivered almost 40,000 meals to the over-70s across Highland Perthshire, is another of the recipients.

It was spearheaded by Gavin Price, managing director of Fountain Bar in Aberfeldy.

He said: “I am very proud. This is great recognition for a heart-warming project.

“FeldyRoo was amazing. It brought businesses, volunteers and a community together as we have never seen before.”

Not-for-profit community organisation Roots of Linwood was hailed as a “godsend” for keeping Renfrewshire residents stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables.

Kirsty Flannigan, who manages the project for Enterprise of Linwood Community Development Trust, said: “Everyone involved is thrilled with this award.”

The team at Possibilities for Each & Every Kid (PEEK) have been named regional champion in Glasgow for their work in ensuring families have not gone without essential supplies.

“We are very proud of our team. They have consistently gone above and beyond to reach and support our families,” said Emma Hill, the charity’s head of operations.

Scotland Loves Local is spearheaded by Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), with the support of the Scottish Government, to help the country’s response to the pandemic by thinking local first for all shopping and service needs.

STP’s Chief Officer, Phil Prentice, described the dedication with which people have supported those around them during the pandemic as “remarkable”, adding: “We’re delighted to shine a spotlight on the amazing difference that our High Street Heroes have made and thank them for all they have done.

“They are an inspiration - local people helping their communities and customers like never before. They highlight the vital part that high street businesses play in our lives and why we must support them to ensure they continue to be there for us.”

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High Street Heroes Awards: Regional Champions

Aberdeen

Phionna McInnes, We Too

During Lockdown Phionna was faced with having to stay safe at home with her two children who were shielding. During that time Phionna rebranded to ’We Too’. She coordinated the distribution of ‘Safe at Home’ sensory boxes to children throughout the region.

Aberdeenshire

Syed Abdul Hamid, of Carron to Mumbai, Stonehaven

Carron to Mumbai has provided free or discounted meals to the elderly and NHS workers since the beginning of the pandemic, earning appreciation from people across Stonehaven. Staff have spoken of their pride in providing support.

Angus

Carol Malone and team, Community First UK - operators of the S-Mart Social Supermarket, Forfar

They provided 35,995 meals in the shape of free grocery packs, partnering with Fareshare and opening a discount store in Forfar High Street. S-Mart is Angus’s first social supermarket.

Argyll & Bute

Jilly Wilson, of The Square Peg, Lochgilphead

Jilly has worked relentlessly to support the communities in Lochgilphead, and in Tayvallich, working seven days a week to fulfil orders from her shop. She and her small team of staff also took on feeding between 120 and 180 essential workers - three meals a day for four weeks.

Clackmannanshire

Kincardine Community Association

They have helped with food parcels and to reduce food waste in the process. Volunteers have been hailed as “amazing” - from taking deliveries to collecting surplus food and making up bags of food for everyone in Kincardine that needed it.

Dumfries & Galloway

Colin Wilson, Castle Douglas Post Office

Colin single-handedly ran Castle Douglas Post office for 13 weeks through lockdown. In order to protect his staff, Colin decided to work alone. Many local businesses have praised his dedication, declaring that without him their business might not have survived.

Dundee

Jillian Crabb, Little Green Larder

Throughout lockdown, Jillian worked extra days to ensure customers could still get food as well as raising more than £1,000 for charity and donating food to the local community fridge. When she couldn't find any vegan bakers to supply cakes she got her own kitchen certified.

East Ayrshire

Wm. Allan & Sons Butchers, Stewarton

The business, regarded as an integral part of Stewarton’s High Street, provided food vouchers to help families in need and experiencing debt and poverty due to coronavirus. This discount helped us more families to buy healthy meat for their families.

East Dunbartonshire

Mark and Sue Billington, Billingtons of Lenzie

The couple have been hailed as “the most hardworking and caring people you could wish to meet”, who created a safe environment for shoppers. They kept the shop open, provided a delivery service and support schools and youth groups in fundraising activities.

East Lothian

Brian Young, East Coast Carpets, Prestonpans

Brian helped feed a multitude of families and individuals struggling due to the crisis, helping to deliver approximately 3,000 meals to those in need. He always puts others before himself and has supported a range of charities and organisations.

East Renfrewshire

Tariq Chishti, Netherlee Post & News, Clarkston Road, Glasgow

In lockdown he became the go-to person, able to source whatever customers needed. For older members of the community, his food deliveries were lifesavers and his social media presence brought the community together.

Edinburgh

Mechanics at The Bike Station

They provided free recycled bikes - plus a helmet, lock and lights - to more than 200 key workers. Throughout lockdown, customers generally said they went “above and beyond” to supply recycled bikes amid challenging conditions, dealing patiently with queues.

Falkirk

Jamie Swinney and Stenhousemuir Football Club’s Community Help Initiative

Stenhousemuir FC’s Community Help Initiative (CHI) formed strong bonds with a group of partners to support the most vulnerable in the community. They have also supported local businesses throughout the pandemic.

Fife

Mr Ali's Convenience Store, Rumblingwell, Dunfermline

The business was hailed “a lifeline”, especially to the elderly and people shielding and “a true credit to the community”. They provided free bread and milk to locals, donated goods to the local food bank, charities and the NHS.

Glasgow

Possibilities for Each & Every Kid (PEEK)

PEEK led a huge Covid-19 crisis response, which has seen it work with in excess of 1,000 children and young people, more than 1,245 adults and deliver 24,000-plus meals. They provide healthy and practical food parcels, nappies, baby milk and toiletries to families.

Highland

Carolyn Wilson, of Victoriana Florist and Gifts, Alness

Described as a “force for good”,  Carolyn organised local businesses to donate food. Initially she cooked and created meals in her own kitchen for those shielding. She gathered support from volunteers who arranged production and delivered up to 100 hot meals each day.

Inverclyde

Douglas Graham, Blackwoods the Butchers, Kilmacolm.

When lockdown hit, he and his staff decided to stay open albeit on limited hours. They provided a home delivery service and were able to deliver bread and milk along with their regular butchery products. For many villagers, elderly or self isolating, this was a vital service. They also provided a friendly face or voice in difficult times.

Midlothian

Penicuik Alliance

This non-profit making enterprise provides locally-sourced affordable food to the community and operates Penicuik Storehouse, described as an “anchor on the High Street”. It operated a free grocery service to those shielding in the community, honoured local suppliers and increased orders to distribute surplus that growers/suppliers had due to restaurants and cafes closing and putting orders on hold.

Moray

Ian and Rena Watson, of Cullen Bay Hotel, Cullen

They served free meals to the communities of Cullen, Portknockie and Findochty. Judges were told: “It's thanks to local heroes like them and their initiative and that many vulnerable people had access to hot free meals during a time of uncertainty.”

North Ayrshire

Colin Young and Aces, Kilwinning

Aces have been purchasing and delivering fruit and veg, meat, cleaning products and activity packs for kids. These are for the elderly, vulnerable and anyone suffering. Colin and volunteers have been attending fruit markets at 3am to get produce.

North Lanarkshire

Nicole Pettigrew, Cumbernauld Covid-19 Support Group

She set up a Facebook group and formed a team to come to support the community. The Facebook page has 10,000 members and has helped with shopping, supplies for elderly and young children and in keeping spirits high.

Orkney

Laura Bruce and Duncan McLean, Kirkwall BID

Both have been critical to expanding the reach of Kirkwall’s Business Improvement District to support the promotion of businesses and help them respond to Covid-19. Laura combines BID work with a role at Orkney College. Duncan is the BID’s chairman, as well as running his own deli, Kirkness & Gorie.

Perth & Kinross

#FeldyRoo, Aberfeldy

Providing meals for the over-70s, #FeldyRoo delivered its first meal from Fountain Bar on March 19. By July 31, having teamed up with nine other businesses in the Aberfeldy area, they had delivered 38,807 more. On the way, around 140 volunteers signed up to help the scheme. It supported 300 people in Highland Perthshire.

Renfrewshire

Roots of Linwood

Described as a “Godsend”, Roots has provided fresh, quality products throughout. While they had limited stocks they thought outside the box by supplying mixed boxes of veg or fruit or both. Volunteers were praised for the way with which they supported the community.

Scottish Borders

Emma Reid, The Super Store, Peebles

Judges were told: “If there's any way she can help, Emma’s on it. Concerned for those who didn't fit into any government benefit categories, she organised a voucher scheme funded by local donations. These were distributed in local shops and could be used to pay for food or utilities.”

Shetland

Emma Miller, project manager, Living Lerwick

Her nomination stated: “Emma has worked so hard to make our town centre a great place to shop. It’s pretty, it's clean and it's welcoming. She has supported many businesses so that they could get back up and running. She always does her very best to help people.”

South Ayrshire

Daisy Chain / Prestwick Post Office

Owners Cherlene and Stephen Cooper have worked tirelessly to ensure the community’s needs were met and hygiene measures complied with. They went out to local businesses to help with their business cash and postal needs to save them going into other premises themselves.

South Lanarkshire

Brownlie’s of Biggar

Led by owners Donna and Bruce Morgan, they opened 24/7 for three-and-a-half months to meet massive demand for home deliveries and to ensure they were there for key workers, day and night. “No-one could have done more to keep the community going,” customers said.

Stirling

Go Forth Stirling BID

Danielle McRorie-Smith and the GFS team have worked hard to support Stirling’s business community. They have come up with a range of initiatives to ensure the city is safe and welcoming, including a “We’re Open; Shop Local” campaign.

West Dunbartonshire

River Radio, Leven

Alan Caldwell and his small team started up Leven Lockdown Radio to keep people connected. What started as a project for friends and relatives has now changed into a community radio station, River Radio, providing great support for the area.

West Lothian

Boghall Drop-in Centre

Judges were told “The team has been unbelievably selfless. They have worked tirelessly, making and delivering food parcels, organising lunches and much more. They have now started a community shop. These are amazing people.”

Western Isles

Back Community Council

The council has led an operation to place community larders packed with basic food items throughout the area during the pandemic. People can use them at will if they feel the need, avoiding stigma. “These have been a lifeline,” their nomination said.

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Aberdeen

Regional Champion

Phionna McInnes, We Too

Highly Commended

Tom and Alice McAra, Rebel PT

Steve McQueen, Fountainhall Wines

Aberdeenshire

Regional Champion

Syed Abdul Hamid, of Carron to Mumbai, Stonehaven

Highly Commended

Derek Ritchie, Manager, WeAreInverurie BID

Natasha Stewart, Rhythm Nation Dance and Fitness, Stonehaven

Chloe Lawson, Chloe’s Kitchen Creations, Alford

High Street Heroes

Booth Scotland, Inverurie

Charles McHardy Butchers, Stonehaven

John Stewart / Costcutters, Turriff

Miss Molly's Fabric Closet, Laurencekirk

The Paper Shop, Aboyne

The Spa, Inverurie

Ailsa van Rooyen, Sillyflatt Farm

Charles French, Costcutters Methlick

Chloe Lawson, Alford

Gill Skene & Linsey Singers, LATNEM

Helen Aitken, Kemnay

Jane & Hugh McNicol, Inverurie

Janice Ingram

Janice Langdon, Stonehaven

Julia Moreton & The Haven, Stonehaven

Kayleigh Wallace & Pauline Paterson, Lend a Hand

Marjory Stephen, Giulianotti's, Stonehaven

Michelle Clarke, Kemnay Farm Shop

Moira Bruce, Roaring Stag Gifts

Angus

Regional Champion

Carol Malone, Pauline Lockhart & Team, Community First / S-Mart

Highly Commended

Robert & Renata Finlay / The Corner Shop, Glamis

Stuart Pirie, Angus Pets and Aquatics, Forfar

High Street Heroes

Kris, Jo & Davy Davidson, Robert Watt Butchers, Forfar

PixieStix, Carnoustie

Daniel Cashley, Cashley’s Restaurant, Forfar

Argyll & Bute

Regional Champion

Jilly Wilson, The Square Peg, Lochgilphead

Highly Commended

Isle of Bute Resilience Team

Amber Cooper, Cooper’s Cleaning, Dunoon

Will Anderson, Muasdale Stores, Tarbert

High Street Heroes

Clare Banner & Joe Burnett, The Colintraive Hotel

Ella Lawson, Home Hardware, Helensburgh

Gemma Maclean, Spirited Soap, Bowmore, Isle of Islay

Ian McGhie, Carradale temporary village shop

Jennifer Dougal, Bute Tools Rothesay

Jordan Frearson (made 3,000 home-made masks)

Karen Smith, Allsorts, Dunoon

Kim Atkinson The Tearoom Tighnabruaich

Liz Simpson (community meals and support for neighbours)

Mandy Lay Robertson, Social Centre, Campbeltown

Rajinder Kumar, Kyles Premier Store

Robert & Andrew Kennedy-Elliot, Pier Shop

Robert Ryan, Brae Shop, Rhu, Helensburg

Tracy Stock, Crossroads Pet and Garden Shop, Kames, Tighnabruaich

A. McKellars Grocery

Auchentullich Farm Shop

Bute Oasis

Campbells Of Islay, Port Ellen, Islay

Coast Coffee, Dunoon

Cooperative, Queen Street, Dunoon

Cooperative, Tobermory

Coyles Fishmongers

Dae It Yersel, Dunoon

Electric Bakery, Rothesay

Helensburgh Tech & Hardware

Kames Village Store

Midton Acrylics

Muneroy Stores & Tea Rooms

Newgrove Furniture, Campbeltown

Pricewise, Argyll St, Dunoon

Rothesay Playgroup

Salty Dog Cafe, Lochgilphead

Siona Garden, The Cafe at Kilcreggan

The Rockfield Centre, Oban Communities Trust

The World Famous Pink Shop, Benderloch

Tobermory Bakery

Clackmannanshire

Regional Champion

Kincardine Community Association

Highly Commended

Devlin Family Butchers, Dollar

Diane Brown, Alloa First BID Manager

The Tilly Tearoom, Tillicoultry

High Street Heroes

David Sharp, Menstrie

Jim W. Cook, Alloa (Make Your Light Shine)

Linda Brodie & Rebecca Sinclair, Kincardine (food bank)

Mary Houston, Alloa Community Enterprises

Mary Laing & Alva Development Trust

Staff, Boots Pharmacy in Alloa

Steve MacFarlane & colleagues, Forth Valley Radio

Dumfries & Galloway

Regional Champion

Colin Wilson, Castle Douglas Post Office

Highly Commended

Tim O'Sullivan, Craigdarroch Inn, Monaive

Forsyth Galloway, Whithorn & District Community Resilience Group / G&C Galloway, Whithorn

The Staff of Joe’s Shop, Eastriggs, including Joe and Ryan Martin

High Street Heroes

Alan & Nicola Brown, Crossmichael Village Shop

Allan Caldow, J.Hall & Sons Butchers

Andrew & Heather McKenzie, Sandhead Shop

Angela Green, Mrs Green’s Dumfries

Danny Pearce, Moffat (community spirit)

Debbie Murdock, Balmaclellan Village Shop

Francois Vanderzee, Gatehouse Stores, Gatehouse of Fleet

Gary & Susan Nicol, Lockerbie (community meals & support)

Irela Hamilton (delivery of essentials)

Jenny Walker, Liv's Hair & Beauty, Dumfries

Kathleen Procter, Lincluden After School group

Kirsten Scott, The Guild Dumfries

Lisa Callander-Bone and INCLUDE US

Morag & Norman Richardson, Paul Jones Bakery, Kirkcudbright

Robert Bell, Alliance Healthcare

Sara Leigh Cain, Gatehouse of Fleet (community volunteer)

William & Fiona Loch (delivery of essentials)

Brew Ha Ha Team, Newton Stewart

Cargenbridge Store

Fed Up Community Café, Stranraer

Henderson Butchers, Castle Douglas

John G Renicks Family Butcher, Thornhill

Kevin Farish Ltd, Dumfries

Keystore, Kirkcudbright

Lochside Community Centre Grub Club

Moffat Town Hall Redevelopment Trust

Mrs Howat’s Vintage Barbers, Dumfries

Premier Convenience Store, Kirkconnel

Stranraer Resilience Team

Dundee

Regional Champion

Jillian Crabb, Little Green Larder

Highly Commended

Clementine’s, Broughty Ferry

Andy Rome, The Bookhouse, Broughty Ferry

Kyle Mitchell, Dundee

High Street Heroes

Andy Rome, The Bookhouse

Stef Finnegan, Electric Roots Hair Salon

Love Your Planet, Broughty Ferry

East Ayrshire

Regional Champion

Wm. Allan & Sons Butchers, Stewarton

Highly Commended

Janice Hendry & Team, Yipworld

Coffee Press, Kilmarnock

High Street Heroes

Alan Green, Royal Mail postman

Allan Brown & Team, Kilmarnock Railway Station Heritage Trust

Barry Whiteside, Captain Cone / Wynd Coffee Shop, Kilmarnock

Bryan Parker (community help during floods)

Claire Wylie, Stewarton Coronavirus Support Group

Craig & Fiona Robertson, Dunlop Post Office & Village Store

David Leggat, Kilmarnock (community volunteer and support)

David, Gillian and Lucy Gall, David @ Brownings, Galston Ayrshire

Dinner Ladies, Darvel

Donald McNaughton, DM Fruit Company, Kilmarnock

Elaine Stewart (community support)

Elizabeth Young & Staff, Forever Young, Kilmarnock

Gaela Hall, Doon Academy, Doon Valley

Heather McEwan of Cumnock, Create a Smile Scotland

Heather Montgomery, New Cumnock Food Hub

Iain Burgoyne, Scout Master, Pathead, New Cumnock

Ian Faulds, Faulds the Butcher, Kilmarnock

Imran (Sid) Akhtar, Best-One, Hurlford

Jane Goldie, Stalkers, Kilmarnock

John Cairns (community deliveries)

Kay Lopez, Brian Park, William Morrison, Andy Shaw, William Fegan (Hostel Support Workers)

Ken McCracken, Accountant (community service)

Margaret Lennox, Baker (cupcakes for carers)

Marion Gilliland, Gilliland Gifts, Cumnock

Morag Crichton, The Cup and Saucer, Stewarton

Morean Hamilton, The Thistle Bar & Jeely Piece Club

Moreen Baird, Langholm Farm, Symington

Natalie Carmichael (community service)

Norman Neilson, N & I Neilson Newsagents, Dunlop

Peace Childcare Ltd, Kilmarnock

Rachael McRoberts, The Jaggy Nettle, Sorn

Ryan McCall, McCall Heating & Plumbing Solutions, Kilmarnock

Sandy Hillan, Kilmarnock Local Coronavirus Suppory Network

Sharon Nicol, Volunteer, local community cafe

Stephen McGarrity, KP’s Fresh Fish, Kilmarnock

Bello Luca Coffee & Gift Shop, Kilmarnock

Create A Smile Scotland

Donsport Cumnock

Dunlop Post Office & Village Store

East Ayrshire Care Workers

Emma's Boutique, Cumnock

Fenwick Pharmacy

Field to Flower, Darvel

Flowers by Karen, Kilmarnock

Galos Peri Peri, Kilmarnock

Gauchalland East Tenants and Residents Association

Gilmartin's Bakery, Stewarton

HPS Hollywood Plumbing Services, Kilmarnock

Idle Hands Bakery, Dunlop

John Dawson Butchers Ltd, Cumnock

Keystore, Drongan

Lainshaw Lions Childcare, Stewarton

Patchwork Community Organisation, Kilmarnock

Staff of The Food Warehouse, Kilmarnock

Staff, Sainsbury’s Stewarton Store

Stewarton Coronavirus Support Group

Struther Farmhouse, Dunlop

Take a Bow Musical Theatre Company, Kilmarnock

The Espresso Kart, Kilmarnock

The Foundation Cafe [Recovery Enterprise Scotland]

The Sugar Cube, Stewarton

The Thistle, Hurlford

Townsley Butchers, Kilmarnock

UCAN-Learn.Work.Live, Kilmarnock

Your Home Store, Stewarton

East Dunbartonshire

Regional Champion

Mark and Sue Billington, Billingtons of Lenzie

Highly Commended

Andre Alexander, Fantoosh Fish, Milngavie

The Lion and Star Bar, Kirkintilloch

Lisa Giffen, Archie’s, Waterside, Kirkintilloch

High Street Heroes

Colin Savage, Baxter’s Newsagent, Milngavie

Evelyn Griffin, Tesco Store, Milngavie

Graeme & Wendy Ross, Chairs, Milngavie Business Improvement District

Karen Purdie & Staff, Creature Comforts, Milngavie

Lianne Garven, I Sew 2, Kirkintilloch

Lynne Bateman & Volunteers, G66 Covid Response Group, Kirkintilloch and Lenzie

Cafe Alba, Milngavie

Finsbay & F Pizza, Milngavie

Marks & Spencer’s, Milngavie

Milngavie Butchers

Milngavie Minimarket

Monadh Kitchen, Bearsden

W & J Lewis Butcher, Milngavie

East Lothian

Regional Champion

Brian Young, East Coast Carpets, Prestonpans

Highly Commended

Harlawhill Day Care Centre, Prestonpans

Pamela Fraser, volunteer, Cockenzie and Port Seton

High Street Heroes

Allan Sneddon, Prestonpans Resilience Group

Andrew Dowds, EasyPC, Haddington

Caroline Bacigalupo & Team, BaxterStorey with RBS/NatWest

Davie Martin (community service)

Derek Cowan, Royal Mail postman, Dunbar

Fiona Mitchell & Staff, Harlawhill Day Care Centre, Prestonpans

Jack Robertson & Staff, Coalgate Pub, Ormiston

Jane Russell & Team, East Lothian Sunday Fresh Chicken Dinners

Mhairri Duxberry, Mint Fig, Musselburgh

Mike Lemmo, Mikes Bikes, Haddington

Musselburgh and Inveresk Community Council / Covid-19 volunteers

Sheila Ross, Wonky Dunbar Scrubs.

Shona Robertson Brash, Links Road Garage, Port Seton

Anderson's Family Butcher’s, North Berwick

Animal Magic Pet Supplies Team, Haddington

East Coast Snacks, Tranent

East Lothian Roots and Fruits (inc. Pamela McKinlay, Elphinstone)

Humbie Hub, Upper Keith, Humbie

Irvines Home Hardwear, Haddngton

J.S Mains, Haddington

Knox’s Newsagent & Garden Centre, Dunbar

Mungoswells Malt and Milling, North Berwick

Nisa Local, North Berwick

Radio Saltire, community radio station for East Lothian

Spar Shop, Pencaitland

The Community Crunchy Carrot (& Team), Dunbar

The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, Prestonpans

East Renfrewshire[ER1] 

Regional Champion

Tariq Chishti, Netherlee Post & News

Highly Commended

Ashton Wilson. volunteer in the community, Busby

Fiona and Barry Leathem, Gifted, Clarkston

High Street Heroes

Alec of the Cooperative on Eaglesham Road, Clarkston

Eamonn McCafferty, Eamonn’s Autos, Thornliebank

Fiona and Barry Leathem, Gifted, Clarkston

Freya Young, Eaglesham Street Library

Include Me 2 Club, Barrhead

Jane Gebbie, home care reablement support worker

Karen Minnery, Cats Protection Giffnock & District Branch

Marianna Penman, Mariannas Deli, Newton Mearns

Staff at Jafar’s Store, Barrhead

William McMillan, Stamperland Hardware, Clarkston

à bientôt, Clarkston

Bickets Master Butchers, Barrhead

Frankies, Giffnock

NBR Hair and Beauty, Clarkston

The Movie Cafe in Eaglesham

Thomson Bros Butchers, Giffnock

Edinburgh

Regional Champion

Mechanics, The Bike Station

Highly Commended

Thistles Cafe and Bistro, Home Street

Staff of Scotmid, Polwarth Terrace

Team at BaxterStorey, in conjunction with Royal Bank of Scotland

Falkirk

Regional Champion

Jamie Swinney & Stenhousemuir Football Club’s Community Help Initiative

Highly Commended

Lori Duigan, N2U Furniture, Grangemouth

Elaine Grant, Falkirk Delivers BID

Ghulam Farid and Shagufta Shamim, Bowhouse Newsagents, Grangemouth

High Street Heroes

Asiyah & Jawad Javed, Day Today Express, Stenhousemuir

Gillian Monaghan, Boots, Falkirk

John Jamieson, Bitsy Paper, Falkirk

Sheona McMorran & Volunteers at KLSB Community Pantry

Stefanie Findlay, Little Reds Aesthetics, Falkirk

Volunteers, Falkirk Safebase

Sweets & Things, Bo’ness

The Fork & Mustard, Falkirk

Fruit Basket, Stirling Street, Denny

Kersiebank Community Project

Royal British Legion Scotland, Grangemouth Branch

The Sanam Restaurant, Falkirk

Fife

Regional Champion

Mr Ali's Convenience Store, Rumblingwell, Dunfermline

Highly Commended

Gayle Wilson & Leslie Community Pantry Staff

Staff, Pittenweem Hub

Sarah Keeble, Founder S.H.E.I.L.D.

Alvina Menzies & Enlighten Cupar

Dave Roper (Spiderman fundraiser)

Dean Saunders (charity piper)

High Street Heroes

Amanda Allan, Heavenly Sensations, Kirkcaldy

Ewan Brown & Steven O'Donnell, Base Restaurant, Leven

Bill Harvey, formerly Kirkcaldy4All BID

Blue Star St Andrews Ltd

Bryan Beveridge Quality Butchers, Dunfermline

Byam Trotter, Trotter's Independent Condiments, Kirkcaldy

Carolyn Martin, Valleyfield Community Council

Debbie Duncan, Hope Hairdressing Salon, Dunfermline

Staff at Cooperative Stores, Markinch, Woodside & Cadham

Collydean Community Centre

Dom Panetta & Team at Migele Experience, Kirkcaldy

Louise Canny, Elouise, Kirkcaldy

Finlay Newall, Crail Pharmacy, Anstruther

Fraize Iqbal, Premier Store (Linktown Local), Kirkcaldy

Sarah Johnston & Team, Glen Tavern, Dunfermline

James Torrance & Team, Agenda, Leven

Joanne Crossan (home-made PPE)

Kieran Fagan, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline

Layla Cooke (@Bslcooke), Windygates

Lynne & Robbie Ferguson, R C Ferguson Florist, Dunfermline

Michelle Radcliffe, BRAG / Levenmouth Together

Mike Lowe, Cupcake Coffee Box, Kirkcaldy

Raymond & Christine Howe

Roddy Black, Bay Printing & Signs, Dalgety Bay

Veronica Hutton, Scotmid, Inverkeithing High Street

Wilma Aitchison & CLOCK / The Clearing, Cowdenbeath

Zaphar Iqbal, Premier Store in Lundin Links

Glenrothes Pipe Band

Greens Fruit Shop, Crail

Keystore, Kirkcaldy

Khushies, Dunfermline

Station Hotel, Leslie

Usave Grocers, Kirkcaldy

Glasgow

Regional Champion

Possibilities for Each & Every Kid (PEEK)

Highly Commended

Susan Wilson, Glasgow Parkhead Forge

Lincoln Bar, Great Western Road

Kat Boyle, Knightswood Community Spirit

High Street Heroes

Adele McPhee, Willow Grove Coffee

Alan Preston, Catani of Anniesland

Andy Peline, SWAMP

Ann Robb, Jimmy Dunnachie Family Learning Centre

Chris Halliday & Team, The Halliday Foundation

George Gilmour & Staff, David Cox Quality Butchers, Bridgeton

George McGregor, West End Cycles, Partick

George Mewes Cheese / Save the Cheesemaker Campaign

James Murphy, Executive Chef at Hilton Glasgow

Lisa McLauchlin, BID Manager, My Shawlands BID

Pat Canning, Bakery of Asda Superstore, Toryglen

Natalie Maclean & Team, SISCO Recovery

Sandra Johnston & Team, Minnesota Fats, Mount Florida

Susan Stewart, Street Champion, Merrylee

Staff at Savers, Cumbernauld

Staff at The Dockyard Social

Annexe Communities, Partick

Barry's Convenience Store, Giffnock

Boveda Hair & Beauty, Maryhill Road

Connect Community Trust

Glasgow The Caring City

Hotel Chocolat, Buchanan Street

Knightswood Community Centre

Londis Solo Convenience, Baillieston

Matthew O'Donnell, Park Terrace Café, Govan

Ms Miss Mrs CIC, Glasgow

Netherholm Community Food Hub, Castlemilk

Phillies of Shawlands Bar, Shawlands

Piatto44 Café, Shawlands

Refuweegee, Glasgow

Riverside Hall Govan

Sammy Chaudry, Azad Newsagents, Pollokshields

Saracen Street Traders, Possilpark

Scottish Print, Partick

Shearer Candles

Specsavers, Sauchiehall Street

Sunny Govan Community Radio

The Magpie's Nest/Eye Gallery/Starter Packs, Govan

Highland

Regional Champion

Carolyn Wilson, of Victoriana Florist and Gifts, Alness

Highly Commended

Crafty Wee Birdie, Nairn

Inverness Business Improvement District

The Dolphin Chip Shop, Nairn

High Street Heroes

Alistair Mcarthur & Staff, Kyle Bakery, Bonar Bridge

Kevin Waddington, Post Office & Village Store, Kiltarlity

Martin MacDougall, Inverness (children’s book donations)

Cooperative Food, Invergordon

Country Garden, Dingwall

Dornie Stores, Dornie, Kyle

Swansons Food Wholesalers, Nairn Store

The Wildcat Cafe, Fort William

Inverclyde

Regional Champion

Douglas Graham, Blackwood of Kilmacolm Quality Butcher

Highly Commended

Reegan Kelly, Greenock (volunteer community food deliveries)

Heather McCulloch & Nick Summers, The Pirate & Bluebelle, Gourock

High Street Heroes

Heather Morris and Barry, Pets Corner, Gourock Park

Nadeem Ahmed, The Village Newsagent, Kilmacolm

Midlothian

Regional Champion

Penicuik Alliance

Highly Commended

Asim Iqbal, Premier Convenience Store, Roslin

June Horne, Penicuik Ambassadors

High Street Heroes

Danielle Finland, Carr Gomm, Midlothian Visiting Service

David Seez, Gravity Bottle Shop, Penicuik

Nikki Sives, Manager, Carr Gomm, Midlothian Visiting Service

Staff of Carr Gomm, Midlothian Visiting Service

Moray

Regional Champion

Ian and Rena Watson, of Cullen Bay Hotel, Cullen

Highly Commended

Forres Area Community Trust (FACT)

Vince Lyon & Bert Logie, Forres in Bloom

Juliette Buchan, Moray Shop Local

High Street Heroes

Findhorn Bay Arts, Forres

Gordon Brailsford & Colleagues, Mosset Tavern, Forres

Medine Duff, Café Medina Pop-Up Café, Forres

Sarah Holmes, Pencil Me In, Elgin

Na h-Eileanan Siar / Western Isles

Regional Champion

Back Community Council

Highly Commended

Catriona Morrison (Uists and Barra)

Elaine Stewart, Barra

High Street Heroes

Campbell's Service Station, Stornoway

Cathina MacDonald & Staff, Cooperative in Sollas, North Uist

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar media & weekly ceilidh team

Margaret Ann Beggs & Team, Cobhair Bharraigh SCIO, Barra

Dolina Morrison, Tenant Participation Officer, Hebridean Housing Partnership

Covid-19 Response Volunteers & Organisations, Point and Sandwick Area, Lewis

Elaine Stewart, Technician, Castlebay & Eoligarry Schools, Barra.

South Uist Key Workers (Emma, Josie, Kerry, Sarah, Tina, Debbie, Lisa)

Iain MacRury, Salar Smokehouse Ltd, South Uist

Janet Aitken, Uist & Barra Foodbank

KJ Macdonald Pharmacy, Stornoway

Loch a Tuath News & editor Jayne MacArthur

Lorna Thompson, Ness and Shader Community First Responders

Megan Macdonald, Sandwick Bay Candles

North Lochs Community Association, Lewis

Resilient Uist

Staff at Tesco, Stornoway

Tracy Walker, Uist

North Ayrshire

Regional Champion

Colin Young and Aces, Kilwinning

Highly Commended

Liz McLean, Isle of Arran

J. Climie Butchers, West Kilbride

High Street Heroes

Franca Sheridan & Staff, Gino's Fryer, Largs

Giuliani's-La Dolce Vita Sweet & Coffee Shop, West Kilbride

J & R McInnes - The Paper Shop, Dalry

Jagtar Singh, Premier Store, Saltcoats

Cllr Jim Montgomerie, BCAv, Saltcoats

Jo Stevens, Ruff & Ready Raw

Gateside Nursery & Plant Centre, Gateside, Beith

Patricia Payne & Team of Village Petz, West Kibride

R Stalker & Son, Butchers, Dalry

Snackasaurus, West Kilbride

Stephen & Rhona McAllister & Staff, Kandy Bar Bakery, Saltcoats

Teresa Woodward, fundraiser for the Greig Steven Memorial

The Co-Operative, Beith

Thorne Travel, Kilwinning

West Kilbride Community Support Group (WKCS)

North Lanarkshire

Regional Champion

Nicole Pettigrew, Cumbernauld Covid-19 Support Group

Highly Commended

Shotts Getting Better Together

Salvation Army, Shotts

Paul’s Parcels, Shotts

High Street Heroes

Alan Long, Army Cadet Force Adult Instructor

Andrew Monaghan, Salvation Army

Debbie Allan, community volunteer

Frances Hannah, Salvation Army

Isabel Stoddart Scroggie, Volunteer, Paul’s Parcels

Marilyn Crawford & Staff, Crawford Pharmacy, Shotts

Craigneuk Community Council

Ernies Fish & Chip Shop, Shotts

Lo-Cal Kitchen, Shotts

MADE4U IN ML2, Wishaw

Mica Hardware, Shotts

Staff at Cooperative Food, Shotts

Staff at Fair Price Store, Bellshill

Thomson Dairies, Shotts

Orkney

Regional Champion

Laura Bruce and Duncan McLean, Kirkwall BID

Highly Commended

William Shearer, Kirkwall

Argo’s Bakery, Stromness & Kirkwall

Beccy May, Sutherlands Chemists, Kirkwall

High Street Heroes

Starlings (mention: Tom MacPhail), Kirkwall

Wellpark Garden Centre & The Willows Coffee Shop, Kirkwall

Perth & Kinross

Regional Champion

#FeldyRoo, Aberfeldy

Highly Commended

Comrie Shops (collective) & Comrie Community Council

Zed Hussain, Blackford Stores

Remake, Strathearn & Strathallan

High Street Heroes

Alan Meikle, Mechanic, The Bike Station, Perth

Brian Greig, Abernethy Licensed Store

Kevin Donald & Team, Mitchells Newsagents, Blairgowrie

Mark, Russell and Joseph of Glenfarg Village Store

Susan Smith, Kinross (hand-made face coverings)

Cooperative Food, Crieff

Crieff ConneXions, Crieff

Crieff Food Company

Dunkeld Butchers; Birnam Post Office; Scottish Deli; Dunkeld Cooperative; One Shop Birnam; & Dunkeld Pharmacy (Collective nomination for community service)

Fish in Crieff

Gourlay Butchers, Crieff

House Proud Crieff 

James Urquhart Ironmongers, Auchterarder

The Handy Shop Crieff

Renfrewshire

Regional Champion

Roots of Linwood (Linwood CDT)

Highly Commended

Mansoor Tahmasebiniya, Gillian Green Grocers

Bunty Singh, Bunty’s General Store, Bridge of Weir

Gary McCaw and team, Bianco Nero, Paisley

High Street Heroes

Alan Bissett, Lochwinnoch Food Committee & Community Larder

Brenda Cook, Post Office, Ferguslie Park

Caroline Gormley, Made in Paisley

Catherine McAtier, WHAT IF…,Paisley

Helen Knotts Dougall, Eaglesham and Waterfoot Self Isolation Helping Hands

Julie Melrose, Bridge of Weir Coronavirus Community Assistance Group

Kirsti Reid, Little Pink Co., Elderslie

Laura Bell, IVAD Gifts, Paisley

Stuart Caldwell (Stuart the Plumber), Johnstone

Terry McTernan, Darkwood Crew, Ferguslie Park

‘Brighter Sparks’ young volunteer group for Brighter Bridge of Weir

Gibb-Stuart Homeware, Bridge of Weir

Graeme's Butchers, Paisley

Heritage Farmers Market Shop, Lochwinnoch

I Am Me, community charity, Renfrewshire

Kenny's Fruit & Veg, Johnstone

Lochwinnoch Cares

Lochwinnoch Community Council

Lochwinnoch Food Committee

Mansoor Tahmasebiniya, Gillian Green Grocers, Paisley

Paisley High Street Post Office

Scottish Leather Group, Bridge of Weir

The Asparagus Hut & Barnhill Farmshop, Inchinnan

William Phelps Butchers, Paisley

Scottish Borders

Regional Champion

Emma Reid, The Super Store, Peebles

Highly Commended

The Village Store, Broughton

Forsyth’s Butchers & Bakers, Peebles

Eoin Frame Newsagents, Newtown St Boswells

Andy Beatt and team, Down To Earth, Selkirk

High Street Heroes

Adam Purves, Tweed Road Stores

Carol McRitchie-Ramage, The Orange Grove, Peebles

Denis Roberts, community volunteer, Selkirk

Denise Hanks, Food Hugs, Walkerburn

Fiona Hardie & Staff, Wood Street Shop Local, Galashiels

Ian and Paula McFadyen, House of Gaia, Peebles

Jane McGarry, volunteer for Boots, Peebles

June Ford, Kelso Wholefoods

Susan Robson, Morrisons in Hawick

Borders Buses

Dekko Store, Hawick

Innerleithen Cooperative

Selkirk Response Team

Simply Scottish (Stephen & Karen), Jedburgh

SPAR Marigold Bank, Galashiels

Shetland

Regional Champion

Emma Miller, Living Lerwick BID

Highly Commended

Edna Irvine of Lerwick

South Ayrshire

Regional Champion

Daisy Chain / Prestwick Post Office

Highly Commended

Unity Grill, Ayr

Joanne Redford, Troon area

High Street Heroes

Adam Oellermann, Milestone Christian Fellowship, Girvan

Alison Kerr & family, South Corton Farm, Alloway

Helen Currie Gallacher, charity fundraiser, Crosshill

Marilyn Brown

Vicki Grant & staff, Hug In A Mug Tearoom, Ayr

Alloway Pharmacy

Bene-FIT Health & Fitness, Ayr

Bhaile Craft Bakery, Ayr

Braefoot Store, Annbank

Business Gateway Ayrshire

David W McKay Butchers, Maybole

Del’s Rolls, Prestwick

Etek Europe (donated face coverings to South Ayrshire schools)

Hendries The Butchers, Girvan

Margaret's Fruit & Veg, Girvan

McColls, Prestwick

Petcayr By T & G Hutchison Pet Supplies, Ayr

Pollok Williamson Family Butcher, Ayr

Tsukure Hub Café, Ayr

South Lanarkshire

Regional Champion

Brownlie’s of Biggar

Highly Commended

Margaret Wilson, Graeme Pharmacy, Biggar

Discover Lanark BID

High Street Heroes

Alexander Taylor Bakery, Strathaven

Andrew Everett, Cambuslang

Billy McCabe & The Murray 12 Walkers, East Kilbride

David and Grace Lindsay, Village Post Office and Shop

Margaret Doyle, East Kilbride Shopping Centre (charity fundraiser)

Margaret Wilson, Broughton and Graeme Pharmacy, Biggar

Peter Clark (Peter Clark Music), Uddingston

Shirley-Ann Kennedy, Specsavers, East Kilbride

Broughton Village Store

Lanark Helps (mention to Rev Bryan Kerr and Greyfriars Church)

Staff at Tesco Lesmahagow

The Fresh Fruit Shop, Uddingston

The Orchard, Biggar

Stirling

Regional Champion

Go Forth Stirling BID

Highly Commended

Alastair Cantlay / McLaren High School Volunteers (FETCH)

Stirling Community Food

Kayda Williams / Stirling Books

High Street Heroes

Doune Pharmacy

West Dunbartonshire

Regional Champion

River Radio, Leven

Highly Commended

Lloyds Chemist, Dumbarton

Boots the Chemist, Dumbarton

High Street Heroes

Dumbarton Credit Union

West Lothian

Regional Champion

Boghall Drop-in Centre

Highly Commended

Pumpherston Volunteers & Community

Jordan MacDonald, Whitburn Covid-19 help page

Joanna and Marie Claire, Dream Fitness, Bathgate

Linlithgow Distillery Ltd

High Street Heroes

Jules Meek, Linlithgow

Lily Green, Linlithgow

Lynne Shields (delivered food to community)

Robert Cumming

Sandra Meek (deliveries to key workers)

Sharon Mclaughlin

Alexander's Convenience Store and staff, Linlithgow

Carers of West Lothian (voluntary organisation)

Complete Health at the Millstone, Linlithgow

Donna Paterson-Harvie at Neil's Hugs Foundation, Broxburn

Far From The Madding Crowd, Linlithgow

Kick Mental Health

One Stop, Stoneyburn

Sally Chamness and team at Phoenix Health and Wellness, Bathgate

Tea J’s, Armadale

Shonagh Brown at The Crannog Café, Linlithgow