GLASGOW residents are being asked to nominate an unsung hero who went the extra mile during the pandemic and made a difference to people’s lives.

The search for the city’s local legends, organised by Virgin Media, follows the recent switch on of next-generation gigabit connectivity in the city.

The winner which, will be decided by a panel of judges including Captain Sir Tom Moore, could be an individual, an organisation or a community group will be rewarded for their efforts with a technology makeover worth up to £10,000.

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It could be a teacher or NHS worker who have stepped up to serve their community, a neighbour who has kept the street entertained with a weekly virtual quiz, a fundraiser who has raised money for a worthy cause, a community group which has rallied together to deliver food parcels for people who are shielding, or a moment of kindness that simply needs to be recognised.

As a result of Covid-19, more than half of Glaswegians said there are heroes in their communities who deserve to be recognised for the role they’ve played during the pandemic.

Almost six in ten of the city’s residents say they have been inspired by those working on the front line, with doctors and nurses, supermarket workers and emergency service workers named as the people who have gone the extra mile during the pandemic and should be recognised for their efforts.

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Councillor Angus Millar, chairman of the Digital Glasgow Board, said: “There have been many groups and individuals in Glasgow who have helped people in their communities during this time, and all of them deserve recognition. Nominating the group or person that you judge worthy of such recognition may allow them to better help their community or simply enjoy this fantastic package.”

To nominate your local legend, visit