County search for new faces for Hall of Fame

FAMOUS FACES . . . Elisabeth Smyth, development assistant for Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013, and Supercounty's Ian Livingstone with some of the entrants who have already made it into the Hall of Fame.
FAMOUS FACES . . . Elisabeth Smyth, development assistant for Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013, and Supercounty's Ian Livingstone with some of the entrants who have already made it into the Hall of Fame.

MOTHERWELL and Bellshill residents are being encouraged to contribute to a Lanarkshire Hall of Fame.

The county’s two councils have joined forces to recognise the area’s heroes and achievements of the past 200 years.

As part of the year-long Celebrating Lanarkshire 2013 series of events, the specially created digital Hall of Fame will be available to a worldwide online audience.

And event organisers are asking the public to put forward their suggestions.

Ian Livingstone, chairman of Supercounty, Lanarkshire’s Civic Pride Campaign, said: “Lanarkshire is an area which has produced many successful people who have made a great impact on not only this part of Scotland, but also worldwide.

“We are encouraging people to join in and nominate people they feel have made a great impact on Lanarkshire’s history.

“To make a nomination go to our website, www.lanarkshire2013.com, fill out the form detailing the name of the person, the field in which they have excelled and why you think they should be recognised.

“To get it started, leaders in fashion, business, music and medicine have already been included in the Hall of Fame.

“Now it’s time for people in Lanarkshire to put forward their suggestions of the great men and women of Lanarkshire who they feel should be given some recognition, no matter their area of success, and regardless if the personality is living or dead.”

Names already in the Hall of Fame include conductor Sir Alexander Gibson, Motherwell; confectioner and baker Boyd Tunnock, Uddingston; fashion designer Christopher Kane, Newarthill, and poet Liz Lochhead, Newarthill.

For more information visit www.lanarkshire2013.com.