Heritage Award

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  In June 2008 the Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group were nominated for the Nationwide Community & Heritage Awards. Representatives from the group were invited to attend the annual award ceremony at Hollyrood in Edinburgh in July. Mary Haggarty, Jamie MacTavish and Howard Page attended the event. The awards were presented by representatives from Nationwide and from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Jamie MacTavish, Howard Page and Mary Haggarty receiving the National Heritage Award 2008 on behalf of the Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group

There Arrochar Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group won the 2008 Nationwide Heritage Award for Scotlandwere four categories and three groups/individuals in each category. The categories included both groups representing the community such as schools etc. and heritage groups. Each group or individual was given a brief introduction and presented with their prize and photographs were taken for the local media and for Nationwide to put onto their Mary Haggarty and Jamie MacTavish at the Nationside Heritage & Community Award ceremony at Holyrood in July 2008web site. The Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group presented and their extensive research on the local area and the production of the web site were described to all. The group were awarded the Scottish Regional Winner for Heritage Groups and received an inscribed glass 'Ice Block' pictured right. Unfortunately we weren't nominated to represent Scotland in the national finals in London in November but nevertheless it was a tremendous achievement to be nominated and to be awarded a regional winner.

The group were also given a presentation backdrop which can be seen along with the award at the upcoming Tarbet Gala Day on Saturday 2nd August 2008.

To find out more about the Nationwide awards please click here.

Thanks to everyone that has contributed information, pictures or time to the group.


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