They are the Capital’s inspirational residents who have worked tirelessly in the background to help others in their community without the recognition they deserve.
Now, after eight weeks of poring over hundreds of entries, the Evening News is delighted to reveal our finalists for the 2019 Local Hero Awards.
These extraordinary people from across Edinburgh and the Lothians are the unsung heroes of their local communities, often going above and beyond the call of duty.
Judges included Jim Kerr, managing director of the event’s main sponsor, Farmer Autocare, Gaynor Marshall, communications director at Lothian transport, Evening News editor Euan McGrory and Allison Barr, founder of the awards’ charity partner Jak’s Den.
This year has seen the introduction of two new awards in the Music and Arts and Junior Local hero categories.
Winners will be announced on Friday, June 21 at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel.