Historic figures are to get their own commemorative plaque, under a new national scheme.
Each plaque will celebrate the life and achievements of significant figures from the past and will be placed on their home or on a building synonymous with their achievements.
Members of the public are invited to nominate historic figures by filling in an application form on Historic Scotland's website.
A maximum of 12 plaques will be awarded each year and will be decided upon by an independent academic panel which is still to be announced.
Launching the scheme, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "We are launching the commemorative plaque scheme in the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 and are seeking nominations for historic figures in the arts and creative fields.
"The commemorative plaques will celebrate the achievements of people who lived in Scotland, the links between the person and a building which will also highlight the social and human element of local architecture.
"The form of a building can say a great deal about the character of the particular person who lived or worked there. It can confirm assumptions or, in other cases, come as a complete surprise, casting a new aspect on the individual concerned.
"An annual theme will be formally announced each year, which will guide people to consider nominations within specific industries."
Anyone wishing to nominate a historic figure can do so here, using up to 1000 words on two questions explaining why their chosen person is appropriate for a plaque. The closing date for submissions is October 12.
The design of the plaques is still being considered.