Scottish Provincial Press, publisher of The Inverness Courier, Strathspey & Badenoch Herald, Ross-shire Journal, The Northern Times and John O'Groat Journal, is hosting the third Highland Heroes Awards in November.
Highland Heroes is an award scheme recognising the people in the Highlands who make a real difference to our communities, healthcare, education, safety and wellbeing.
You nominated your Highland Heroes and our judging panel have now created a shortlist of finalists. These finalists are detailed below under each nomination category. We would now like you to vote for your winner. You can vote for nominees in as many categories as you would like but you can only vote once.
After the voting deadline on Saturday 26th October at midnight, all online votes will be added to postal votes and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, on Thursday, November 7. All those who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend the awards ceremony.