RESIDENTS in Stirling are being asked to nominate noteworthy people from Scottish public life to be celebrated with a memorial plaque.

Historic Environment Scotland, which administers the Commemorative Plaque Scheme, has opened the initiative to nominations this week.

Neil Gregory, deputy head of engagement at HES, said: “I’m delighted to announce that our Commemorative Plaque Scheme is once again open for nominations.

“Plaques are a great way of highlighting the important link between people and places, making the connection between individuals and the built environment that shaped their life and work.

“As well as a way of celebrating Scotland’s luminaries, the plaque scheme is an important opportunity to shine a light on those lesser-known figures from Scotland’s history and bring their stories to national consciousness.

“As traditional methods of commemoration have not always best reflected the diversity of Scotland’s population, we’re particularly keen to receive nominations for figures from our minority communities.”

Nominations close on August 30, visit for more details.