Bute’s Keira through to finals of Young Scot Awards

Keira Rutherford, pictured here with Margaret Kilpatrick and Mike McHardy of Heartstart Bute, has made it through to the finals of this years Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.
Keira Rutherford, pictured here with Margaret Kilpatrick and Mike McHardy of Heartstart Bute, has made it through to the finals of this years Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.

A Rothesay pupil has made it through to the final stage of this year’s Sunday Mail young Scot Awards.

Eleven-year-old Keira Rutherford fought off competition from hundreds of entries to make it into the final 36, and has been nominated for the Unsung Hero Award.

This award pays tribute to someone who goes the extra mile every day but never asks for any recognition or reward, someone who has overcome difficult circumstances or risen to a challenge and achieved something in the face of adversity.

Keira dedicates her time to raising money for good causes and has raised £2,500 over the past five years for charities, including Erskine Hospital and the British Heart Foundation. She was also given a British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizens Award for her efforts in October 2013.

Now in its 11th year, the Young Scot Awards have been a phenomenal success, recognising the amazing achievements of some of Scotland’s truly remarkable young people. The awards shine a light on the positive contributions young people make every day and provide a fantastic opportunity to see their efforts and dedication celebrated.

The winners will be announced at a sensational red carpet ceremony, full of VIP guests and entertainment, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Wednesday, April 27.

Good luck, Keira!