About the awards

The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. 

They were established in 2014.  The first such awards in Scotland, the programme supports the delivery of the new Historic Environment Strategy, Our Place in Time, with its strong emphasis on community participation in heritage.

The Awards celebrate the efforts of people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect, save, record and share their local heritage.   The awards recognise people who champion their local heritage and share and practise forgotten craft skills. They also celebrate young people, recognising their efforts to learn about heritage.

Entries for the Angel Awards are assessed by a panel of experts and volunteers from within the heritage sector before a shortlist is put before the judges, who choose an overall winner from each category.  The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at the Glasgow City Chambers in October 2018.

The Awards complement the existing Historic England Angel Awards, the Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland, and the newly launched Historic Wales Heritage Angel Awards.

The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are run by a partnership of The Scottish Civic Trust, Historic Environment Scotland and Archaeology Scotland.  The Scottish Civic Trust is the main delivery partner.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, who founded the Historic England Angel Awards in 2011, said: “I applaud everyone who enters the Angel Awards and showcases their heritage rescues.  I am particularly pleased that Wales is on board this year so the Angel Awards are running for the first time in all four home nations.  They shine a light on the special individuals and groups who tackle difficult historic buildings and sites at risk across the UK and inspire others to get involved.  I am also excited to announce that at the awards ceremony in London this year, we will be presenting a special award to the overall winner from all the Angel Award categories in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, so I encourage everyone to come forward and send in their applications.”