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2020 has been quite the year, I think we’ll all agree! We don’t know about you, but we’ve found the daily dose of doom of the news so depressing. Good news stories seem thin on the ground in the media, but we know there are plenty of them in real life. It’s vital to stay positive, looking for the silver linings in the clouds. We know that there’s so much to be positive about in Edinburgh with so many businesses and people who have been complete stars in 2020.

Dickins: Best of Edinburgh Awards 2020

So, we think that 2020 is the perfect time for the first Dickins Best of Edinburgh Awards! As you know, in our blog and social media, we celebrate the city and great local independent businesses. For our Best of Edinburgh Awards, we’ve created categories of the things that are most important to us; shortlists of the things and people we think are the best, as well as reader awards where you get to vote for the people who have made the biggest difference to you. We’ll be announcing all the winners in early December and voting will be open all month, so please get involved, get voting and spread the word.

Our hope for these awards is to give our guests the key to unlock the best of Edinburgh and find all that is wonderful about our city when they visit.

We want to hear from you 

Over the coming weeks, we will be releasing short questionnaires in four categories on our social media pages and we hope you will cast a vote. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so you don’t miss out!

Our first category is open for votes right now so keep scrolling to have your say!

1. 2020 A Year Like No Other

Best of Edinburgh

Open for voting from Today, Monday 2 November

Click HERE to vote now!

This year has been a year like no other. But, every cloud has a silver lining, and, as well as the obvious downsides to 2020, Covid-19 has often brought out the very best in people and businesses across the city. It’s time to celebrate those fabulous people! The folk and businesses who have adapted to not just survive but thrive in 2020, as well as keeping us all nurtured, happy and sane in lockdown and beyond. So, please vote and have your say.

2. Best Food & Drink

Best of Edinburgh

Open for voting from Monday 9 November 

Click HERE to vote now!

Edinburgh is a delicious city. Our food and drink producers are often world class and they’ve kept us fed and watered whilst the world around us seemed to be falling apart. At Dickins, we love food. Our Food and Drink Awards reflect the things that matter most to us. We hope they matter to you too. 

3. Out & About in Edinburgh

Open for voting from Monday 16 November

Click HERE to vote now!

With 49% of the city designated as greenspace, over 47,000 listed buildings and an unfathomable wealth of history, Edinburgh is a city worth exploring! From city walks to volcano climbs, and flowing rivers to panoramic views, Scotland’s capital city has a lot to offer.

Whether you’re out and about with your family, shopping or going for a walk, vote for your favourites from our shortlists.

4. Our Magical City

Open for voting from Friday 20 November

Click HERE to vote now!

We all love so many aspects of Edinburgh. Vote and let us know which view, season and street you love best!

Just for Fun

As we approach winter with Covid-19 still playing a significant part in all our lives we want to create some positive energy and our awards are just for fun! We are starting small, simply asking a few questions per category. Voting won’t take long and if the awards are received well, we can grow them year on year! 

Comment below on categories you would like to see included next year.

Don’t miss your chance to vote in upcoming categories

To continue participating and ensure you see the upcoming categories throughout November, please make sure you follow Dickins Edinburgh on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you’d like to be the first to hear about all things Edinburgh and Dickins, sign up to our monthly newsletter.

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