Broadcasting legend Jackie Bird is searching for community unsung heroes for a new BBC awards show, and those in Ayrshire are being invited to come forward and nominate deserving people from their own communities.

If residents know someone in their area who deserves the nation’s thanks, or a person or group that has gone above and beyond to help others within their local community during 2021, then Jackie wants to hear from them, as she returns with Scotland’s People 2021.

Following on from its first outing last Christmas, the programme will see the presenter hit the road to meet the people and communities across Scotland who have pulled together to help others in need. 

Last year, Jackie enlisted celebrity pals Ant and Dec, Billy Connolly, Joe Wicks, Mrs Brown, Jane McDonald and Andy Murray to celebrate the grassroots response of ordinary people in extraordinary times and this year the programme will do the same, with the help of some other famous faces.  

Jackie said: “It was a truly humbling experience meeting these unsung heroes last year – there were tears and laughter, as we shone a light on everything they had done for their local communities.

"We want to do the same again this year - so we want to hear from those who want to say thank you for the all care and kindness they’ve received from those special people in their lives.  It’s as simple as that, so get nominating.”

To nominate your special person/community group from your area, click here. Nominations are open now.

Scotland’s People 2021: A Thank You will be scheduled in December on BBC One Scotland and the BBC Scotland channel.