Streets Ahead 2018: Stars get ready to shine

OUR STREETS Ahead stars are getting ready to shine as preparations for tomorrow night’s awards ceremony get underway.

The culmination of this year’s fantastic campaign will celebrate the men, women and children who work hard to improve our communities for the benefit of everyone.

The Evening Times and its partners, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue, City Building and City Charitable Trust will be presenting our award trophies at the People’s Palace Winter Gardens tomorrow night.

Adding some sparkle to the evening are young singers Ciaran Heggarty and Ellie and Emma McConnachie, who are all students of the Angela McCallum School of Music.

It’s the first time Ellie and Emma have performed at the event, but Ciaran is a firm favourite with Evening Times event audiences, having raised the roof at our Community Champions finals.

There will be prizes on the night for best garden, best community clean-up, best community initiative, best school, best green business, best environmental initiative and best community garden.

As well as the category awards, judges – who include representatives from all of our partners – will also present a special trophy on the night to the overall winner.

Evening Times deputy editor Henry Ainslie, who was chairman of the judging panel, said: “Tomorrow night is shaping up to be a fantastic, emotional and uplififting event.

“It’s our chance to reward those unsung heroes who transform our city in a whole host of exciting and imaginative ways.”

* Don’t miss Wednesday’s Evening Times for a super 24-page supplement featuring all of the awards winners and runners-up.