Time’s running out to nominate Arran’s unsung heroes in Young Scot Awards

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The countdown is on for Arran to nominate the young heroes for the Young Scot Awards 2021 which recognises extraordinary young people who are making a real difference in the lives of others.

Young Scot is calling on people to shine a light on the outstanding contributions made by 11-26-year-olds in Arran across categories, including volunteering, sport, enterprise, entertainment, equality and diversity, young hero and many more. Nominations are open on youngscotawards.com and will close on Sunday February 14.

Previous winners of the Young Scot Award include Sir Andy Murray, Olympian Laura Muir, and top vlogger Jamie Genevieve. Recent winners include actor Ncuti Gatwa from Neftlix’s Sex Education and the team behind the Scottish Youth Climate Strikes.

2020 winner Hannah Weir took home the Community Award in recognition of her charity spirit, having donated £120 to help her mum set up the Moray School Bank when she was just 10 years old, providing essential school uniforms and winter clothing to young people across the region.

Hannah said: ‘I was overwhelmed to have been given an award for the things I’ve done. It was amazing to be able to help other kids in the Moray community who may not be as fortunate as me.’

Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: ‘If you know a young person in Arran who impresses you, or someone who’s gone above and beyond to help others, then we want to hear about them. Make your nomination today!’

To nominate a young person please visit youngscotawards.com