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New STV series celebrates Scotland’s Real Heroes

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RBS - Finding Scotland's Real Heroes starts Friday 27th September at 2000 on STV

 
STV will celebrate Scotland’s most deserving community heroes in a brand new series, RBS - Finding Scotland's Real Heroes, starting Friday 27th September at 2000.
 
The five part series will pay tribute to people whose hard work, ingenuity, ambition and generosity has improved local communities across Scotland, and is presented by Carol Smillie with star reporters including Scottish actors David Hayman and Alex Norton, comedian and actress Elaine C Smith, and STV presenters John MacKay and Sean Batty.
 
Earlier this summer, STV urged Scots to nominate friends, neighbours or groups who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of people in their local community. After an overwhelming response from the public, the judging panel revealed a shortlist of nominees from across the country, who all deserve to be recognised for doing fantastic work in their local area.
 
Every week, RBS - Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes will highlight two categories, each with three nominees, and STV’s fleet of star reporters are on hand to find out more about their stories.
 
At the end of the programme, viewers are invited to vote for the nominee in each category they believe most deserve to win an RBS - Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes Award, with the overall winners being recognised at a celebrity-packed, televised awards ceremony later this year.
 
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “We have had a fantastic response from communities across Scotland, and throughout the series we will pay tribute to some truly inspiring people and groups who go above and beyond with little or no recognition. It’s now over to the viewers to decide who they think most deserve to be crowned ‘Scotland’s Real Heroes’ at the end of the series.”
 
RBS: Finding Scotland's Real Heroes is sponsored by RBS. The Scottish Sun is the media partner.
 
Chris Wilson, RBS’s Managing Director of Branch and Private Banking in Scotland, said: “It’s important to celebrate the people that make a difference to our local communities, so we’ve encouraged everyone from staff to customers to nominate their unsung heroes for the awards. Everyone at RBS is behind the campaign and we’ll be watching with interest to see who the Scottish public chose as their ‘Real Heroes’ and to see them getting the recognition they ultimately deserve.”
 
Scottish Sun editor Andy Harries said: “There are Scots all over the country who go above and beyond the call of duty to help in their communities. These people deserve to be recognised and celebrated. That’s why we are delighted to be involved in the RBS: Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes campaign.”
 
For more information, visit www.stv.tv/realheroes or get involved on Twitter #scotlandsrealheroes.
  
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv