Judging

The Local Hero Awards are judged independently by a selected panel of experts.
The panel of judges will be chaired by Euan McGrory Editor of The Edinburgh Evening News. 

Euan McGrory

Edinburgh Evening News
Award-winning reporter, broadcaster and editor Euan McGrory has been a journalist for more than 25 years. He has edited local, regional and national titles in Scotland, including The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and the Edinburgh Evening News.
Born in Dundee and raised in the North-East of England, Euan lives in Portobello with his wife, two daughters and fading dreams of achieving sporting glory. He believes that Edinburgh is possibly the greatest place on earth to live and that journalism can make the world a better place.

Cllr Ian Perry

Labour Councillor in the Southside / Newington
Cllr Ian Perry is a Labour Councillor in the Southside / Newington ward of Edinburgh and one of the longest serving elected members in City of Edinburgh. Previously Convener of Planning for many years, he has led Education, Children and Families committee since May 2018.
Ian has a keen interest in the environment and sustainability and sits on the board of Changeworks, Scotland’s leading environmental charity.

Sam Currie

Maggie's Edinburgh
Sam Currie works in the fundraising team at Maggie’s Edinburgh. Maggie’s is entirely funded by donations. Sam helps and inspires the amazing supporters in and around Edinburgh with their fundraising activities and events

Rupert Lyle

@pizza
Rupert Lyle has spent 25 years investing in start-up, early stage and growth businesses across all sectors, working with management to make businesses as profitable and strategically attractive as possible and realising value created through exit. Having established @pizza with the first restaurant opening in Edinburgh’s West End in 2017, Rupert is passionate about Edinburgh and the opportunities that are available to Edinburgh Locals.
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