Nominations open in the search for Scotland's Real Heroes

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The search for Scotland’s most deserving community heroes is now underway with the launch today (Tuesday, 26th May) of the third season of RBS – Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes.
Following the success of last year’s series, which received a number of nominations from across Scotland, STV is calling for people to nominate the friends, family or community groups who have dedicated their time and effort to helping the lives of others. The public can nominate online at, by phone and by post.
The new series, presented by Carol Smillie and sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland, will air on STV this autumn with viewers across Scotland casting their vote for the heroes they believe are most deserving of an award.
Each week, shortlisted nominees will be interviewed by a range of star reporters including comedians Fred MacAulay and Sanjeev Kohli, Elaine C Smith (Burdz Eye View), River City stars Jayd Johnson and Stephen Purdon, Ron Donachie (Game of Thrones) and David Hayman (On Weir’s Way with David Hayman, Shetland) to gain some insight into the inspiring work they do within their local communities.
The overall winner will be announced at a star-studded awards ceremony, attended by each of the winners in each category. The televised event will be shown on STV later this year.
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV said: “We were overwhelmed by the public’s response to the last two series of RBS – Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes and have met some truly inspiring people and groups from across Scotland. We want viewers from across the country to nominate their friends, colleagues, neighbours or local groups so we can shine a light on the real heroes of Scotland that truly deserve recognition.”
RBS: Finding Scotland's Real Heroes is sponsored by RBS.
Chris Wilson, RBS’s Managing Director of Branch and Private Banking in Scotland, “We are delighted to be supporting the third series of RBS  – Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes. This is a fantastic way to recognise inspiring individuals who have generously dedicated their time and skills to helping others within our communities in Scotland. Everyone at Royal Bank of Scotland will be getting behind the series and we are all looking forward to finding out more about the finalists when the series airs on STV later this year."
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Richard Holligan
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