Lifetime Achievement Award



After you have completed your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email.   If you do not see this in your inbox, please check your trash bin or spam folder.    If it is not there, please contact info@scv-awards.co.uk and we will ensure your very important nomination has been received.


Scottish Canals Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award is made to honour an individual who has not only made an outstanding contribution to the canal fraternity but also demonstrated a lifetime commitment and lasting input to the heritage of the canal network in Scotland.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be granted to a person nominated by the general public, or representatives of organisations with an interest in the canal network.

To be eligible for the Lifetime Achievement Award 2020, the nominee must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • The nominee must live in Scotland
  • The nominee must be an un-paid volunteer
  • The nominee can be part of a voluntary group or organisation or an individual, who has made an outstanding contribution to Scotland’s canal network.
  • Nominators must demonstrate how their candidate has shown continuous commitment to the canals over a considerable period of time / No. of years.
  • Nominators must demonstrate that their candidates work has delivered permanent benefit to the operation and appeal of the canals.
  • The Closing Date for all nominations is 30th September 2020

Guidance Notes:

  • All nominations must be submitted to Scottish Canals Volunteer Awards 2020 using the on-line nomination form or by email submission in accordance with the following email guidelines.
  • Previous winners of The Lifetime Achievement Award are not eligible for further nominations for this category, but can be nominated for alternative award categories in this or future years.
  • No self-nominations are permitted; nominations must be submitted on behalf of another person who is not a member of the nominator’s immediate family
  • Nominator must provide the contact information, including where available, email address and telephone number for the nominated Lifetime Achievement candidate
  • Employees of Scottish Canals are not eligible for nomination
  • The nominated candidate will be required to support a media release and photo opportunity should he or she be selected for a short list or as the eventual winner.

Email Submission Guidelines

  • The nominator must provide their contact information, including email address and telephone number
  • Nominator must provide the contact information, including where available email address and telephone number for the nominated Lifetime Achievement candidate.
  • Entries should include a short (500 word max) text submission explaining why the nominee should be considered for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • A maximum of three images may be attached to the email submission to demonstrate why the nominee warrants consideration.


After you have completed your nomination, you will receive a confirmation email.   If you do not see this in your inbox, please check your trash bin or spam folder.    If it is not there, please contact info@scv-awards.co.uk and we will ensure your very important nomination has been received.