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Posted: 3rd March 2022

– 17th annual Forth Awards returns after lockdown –

The Forth Awards are back for its 17th year this June (23rd) to celebrate the local people who are making a difference across Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians. After a short hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Forth Awards in partnership with St James Quarter, will be returning to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this summer to recognise the contribution of local do-gooders across the regions.

Radio Forth listeners are being encouraged to vote for the individuals and organisations which they believe go the extra mile for their community, as well as their top pick of famous names and emerging talent. This year’s ceremony will be like no other as nominees, celebrities and locals get together to mark the occasion for the first time since 2019.

Winners from previous years include teachers and selfless charity fundraisers and founders, as well as Wet Wet Wet who won the Contribution to Music Award in 2019, and Lewis Capaldi who collected the Rising Star Award in 2018 days before claiming the number one spot in the charts. This year’s winners will be revealed on Thursday, 23rd June during a glittering awards ceremony in the magnificent surroundings of Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. The event is one of the biggest in the capital and a surprise star-studded line-up of performances will be revealed on the day.

This year there are 10 awards, including the Local Hero Award, the Icon Award with The Edinburgh Playhouse and the Cash for Kids Award with Newton Decor. Each category is individually sponsored and listeners nominate those that they feel are worthy of the awards.
Richie Jeffrey, Events & Marketing Manager, Radio Forth said: “Edinburgh, Fife and the Lothians are packed full of people who do amazing and selfless things every day. Over the past few years, we have seen some magnificent examples of local communities pulling together to support those less fortunate, and we are ecstatic to get a chance to recognise and celebrate these achievements for the first time since 2019.

“The Usher Hall is, as always, the perfect space for this star-studded event – a big thank you to them and our sponsors at St James Quarter for their support in the return of the much missed Forth Awards.”

Nick Peel, Managing Director at St James Quarter, said: “St James Quarter is excited to partner with The Forth Awards again this year. Throughout the development of St James Quarter and now in operation, we are proud to support the community of Edinburgh and are thrilled to celebrate with Radio Forth again on this special occasion.”

To nominate friends, colleagues and local businesses for The Forth Awards 2022 simply head to

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