Business leaders in Galashiels are preparing to celebrate the cream of the town’s retailers, restaurants, and repairers.
But first they want to draw up a short-list in each of six different categories.
Customers are being invited to nominate their favourites in the following categories – Best Food & Drink; Best Retailer & Shopping; Best Hair, Beauty & Care; Best Community Company or Group; Best Leisure & Entertainment; and Best Service & Repair.
Staff members and even the bosses themselves can put their company or organisation forward for the inaugural Galashiels Heartland Awards 2023.
The awards, which are supported by Energise Galashiels Trust, will celebrate, and recognise the best the town has to offer at a presentation ceremony and drinks reception in the Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitor Centre on March 31.
Debbie Paterson from Energise Galashiels Trust said: “Galashiels is a proud town, and we want to provide a platform to showcase and celebrate all that is great within the local area.”
The Galashiels Heartlands Awards are open to any company or organisation that is based in the TD1 Postcode area and votes can be cast on the Galashiels Heartland of the Borders website.
Nominations close on March 24, when the three in each category who secured the most votes will be announced as finalists and invited to attend the following week’s reception and awards.
The Galashiels Heartland Awards are part of the Build a Better Gala project, funded by South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council.
Tickets to attend the free event can be booked through the Galashiels Heartland website.