Bute winners in young people awards

Rothesay Academy pupil, Thomas Howat (left), and former MSYP, David McLaughlin (right), were both winners in this year's AB Awards in Oban last week.
Rothesay Academy pupil, Thomas Howat (left), and former MSYP, David McLaughlin (right), were both winners in this year's AB Awards in Oban last week.

There was double success for Bute at last week’s AB Awards, with two young people being recognised for their contributions to Bute.

Rothesay Academy pupil, Thomas Howat, and former Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, David McLaughlin, were both winners at this year’s awards ceremony in Oban on September 24, which celebrated the contribution young people make to the communities of Argyll and Bute.

The result of a partnership between Argyll and Bute Youth Services and Argyll and Bute Youth Forum, the awards are an opportunity to highlight the good work that many of the area’s young people carry out on a daily basis.

Fifteen-year-old Thomas was nominated by Rothesay Academy yorker, Ailsa Cassidy, for his volunteering work in the school and the wider community. David, who is currently working in the care sector on Bute, was nominated for the ‘citizenship award’ as a result of his work as an MSYP and locally with the Bute Youth Forum.

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