As the countdown to this summer’s Commonwealth Games begins, the Advertiser has teamed up with the Scottish Government to offer readers the chance to win a pair of tickets for someone special.
We’re looking for nominations for someone who deserves to be at one of the highlights of the sporting calendar.
Legacy Tickets are a gift from the Scottish Government as a thank you in recognition of those involved in creating a Games legacy for Scotland.
Nominations can be for anyone who fulfills one the following criteria:
1.Young People – including Team Scotland supporters, and those involved in sport at school, community or club level
2.Those who make sport happen, including volunteers
3.Those who make a contribution to their communities, through volunteering or other means
4.People without the opportunity to experience the Games, and those from disadvantaged groups or those with a disability.
First Minister, Alex Salmond said: “The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer will be the biggest sporting event in Scotland’s history – and they promise to be a fantastic spectacle to enjoy. These Games are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to secure a legacy for communities across Scotland.
“The Scottish Government’s Legacy Ticket scheme recognises the achievement and contribution of people across Scotland who are helping to create this legacy by offering them tickets to watch one of the 17 sports at the Games.
“You will know the unsung heroes who are already making a difference – whether it’s a young person involved in sport, someone helping to make sport happen by volunteering or someone simply making your community a better place.
“The Scottish Government is delighted to work with the Midlothian Advertiser as we encourage you to identify and nominate someone in your local community who you feel deserves to experience the Games first hand.
“As the excitement and enthusiasm builds, we can look forward to a Games that will welcome friends from around the world and will shape memories for us all.”
Advertiser editor Jo Robinson added: “Next week is Local Newspaper Week and this year’s theme is ‘Making A Difference’. The Legacy Tickets competition is a perfect way to celebrate the people in Midlothian who are making a difference in sport or their community. Send us your nominations and we’ll not only pick a winner of the tickets, we’ll publish as many of the nominations as possible to celebrate the difference those involved are making.”
Terms and conditions:
Normal Johnston Press rules apply.
Travel and accommodation is not being offered as part of the scheme.
Nominations must arrive at the Advertiser by noon on Thursday, May 22.
Nominees must live, work or volunteer in Midlothian.
The editor’s decision is final.
To nominate someone, email us your details, including full address and daytime contact number, plus the name of the person you are nominating and an explanation of up to 250 words as to why they deserve the tickets.