Nominations are now open for one of the world’s most prestigious humanitarian awards, The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.
One of Ayrshire’s most luxury restaurants, Glenapp Castle Hotel, has been awarded 4 AA Rosettes, making it one of only a handful of elite restaurants in the country to secure the coveted accolade.
A local school choir had the night of their lives at Kilmarnock’s Palace theatre when they shared the stage with Brit award-winning boyband Blake.
Hello, its Wednesday the 28th of September, welcome to URTV News, Im Maria Rasmussen……………..Nominations are now open for one of the world’s most prestigious humanitarian awards, named after Scotland’s national Bard, Robert Burns. The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award recognises a group or individual who have saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through personal self-sacrifice, selfless service or ‘hands on’ charitable work. Winners receive the equivalent of one thousand seven hundred and fifty nine guineas – a sum which signifies the year of the Bard’s birth, and the coinage then in circulation – as well as a specially commissioned award handcrafted in Scotland. The winner of the 2011 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award was Linda Norgrove, the Scottish aid worker who died during a US military-led rescue mission to free her from Afghan captors. Previous recipients include Habib Malik, Scotland Manager of the Disasters Emergency Committee, and a member Islamic Relief, and Guy Willoughby, Founder and CEO of the HALO Trust which specialises in the removal of war debris. David Anderson, Chief Executive of South Ayrshire Council, and Chair of the two thousand and twelve Robert Burns Humanitarian Award judging panel, said they were looking for nominations that exemplify the qualities of tolerance, friendship and humanity, as the award recognises those people who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and have an affinity with their fellow human beings. Nominations can be made online at robertburnsaward.com, and nominations close on Friday the 4th November………………………….One of Ayrshire’s most luxury restaurants, Glenapp Castle Hotel, has been awarded 4 AA Rosettes, making it one of only a handful of elite restaurants in the country to secure the coveted accolade. The honour is the latest in a string of awards to be showered on the hotel over recent years following the appointment of head chef Adam Stokes in two thousand and eight. The Scottish baronial castle, secluded within thirty six acres of garden and woodland, in Ballantrae was also winner of Restaurant of the Year in the prestigious CIS Excellence Awards. It also holds an EatScotland 2011 Gold Award, was honoured for Gourmet Menu of the Year category at the 13th Annual Scottish Chef Awards, has a Gold Laurel Outstanding Achievement Award from the Scottish Hotel Awards and was recently named Romantic Hotel of the Year two thousand and eleven ……………………………….A local school choir had the night of their lives at Kilmarnock’s Palace theatre when they shared the stage with Brit award-winning boyband Blake. The 37 Kilmarnock Academy singers sang backing in pop-classical favourites Nessun Dorma, Hallelujah, Jerusalem and I Vow To Thee My Country, performed by Blake, who have sold over half a million albums. Blake singer Humphrey Berney said it had been a pleasure to work with the youngsters and prised them for their professionalism ……………………………………And finally the weather today, sunny throughout the day with a high of 21 Degrees Celcius. And tomorrow, cloudy with some showers in the late afternoon and a high of 18. Thats all from us today, thanks for watching.