WHO IS your woman of the year?

We want to hear who you think should be crowned Glasgow Times 2021 Scotswoman of the Year .

Previous winners include Dr Anne Gilmore, in 1992, who founded the internationally-respected Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice; Peggy O’Donnell, in 1993, who worked all hours to ensure the wellbeing of 800 pensioners as part of a street warden scheme in Govanhill and Sandra Brown, who, believing her own father was responsible for the death of a young Coatbridge girl who disappeared in 1957, set up the Moira Anderson Foundation to help abused children and their families.

Glasgow Times: Dr Anne Gilmore who founded the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

There are many more women like Anne, Peggy and Sandra out there - and we want you to tell us about them.

Who has impressed, inspired or entertained you over the last 12 months?

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Nominations are also open for the 2021 Young Scotswoman of the Year award – which is open to girls and young women aged between 12 and 21.

You can nominate on our website here - newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/swoty/ - or by emailing ann.fotheringham@glasgowtimes.co.uk or by writing to Kirsty Loughlin, Glasgow Times, 125 Fullarton Drive, Glasgow G32 8FG. Remember to include your name and telephone number.

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It is free to nominate and the closing date is today (February 25) at 2pm.

A judging panel will draw up shortlists for both awards. The winner of Young SWOTY will be decided by public vote.

Ongoing challenges surrounding Covid and restrictions mean there will not be a gala dinner this year. The winners will be announced virtually in March.

Last year’s winner of the main award was Professor Jill Belch, the inspirational driving force behind a lifesaving campaign to get PPE to health workers during the pandemic.

Jill, who is a Professor in Vascular Medicine at Dundee University responsible for groundbreaking and lifesaving research, set up Masks for Scotland in March 2020, raising almost £440,000 and delivering one million pieces of PPE around the country to workers on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19.

Writer and campaigner Amanda Amaeshi was crowned Young SWOTY 2020 after winning the public vote.

READ MORE: 'I want to keep helping people' - Young SWOTY Amanda Amaeshi on what winning title meant to her

One of only 18 Girlguiding Youth Advocates across the UK, the teenager – who is an awardwinning writer - inspired her peers and many across the country by speaking up on issues that matter to young women, including gender bias, racism and injustice.

Amanda was the third winner of Young SWOTY, following in the footsteps of Paralympic athlete Maria Lyle and environmental activist Holly Gillibrand.

SWOTY has been celebrating female achievement since 1963, when Red Cross volunteer Bessie Johnston won the first trophy.

Don’t miss out on telling us who you think should be our next champion. Entries close at 2pm today.