Deadline looms to nominate Argyll and Bute’s top Young Scots

Aimee Gilmour (centre) won the 2008 Young Scot Community Award. The nomination deadline for the 2016 event is February 24.
Aimee Gilmour (centre) won the 2008 Young Scot Community Award. The nomination deadline for the 2016 event is February 24.

The clock is ticking for people in Argyll and Bute to nominate the area’s most inspirational young people to follow in the footsteps of a former Rothesay school pupil at the Young Scot Awards.

Aimee Gilmour won the Young Scot Community Award back in 2008, while still a Rothesay Primary pupil, for her work on behalf of the Spirit Aid charity and a struggling youth club in Glasgow.

The nomination deadline for this year’s awards is this Wednesday, February 24 - so there’s no time to lose if you know a local young person who has made an exceptional difference to the lives of people in their communities.

This year’s ceremony takes place in Edinburgh on Wednesday, April 27 and will include a performance from Scots singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “This is your chance to recognise the incredible work young Scots are doing in your community. We have already received hundreds of exceptional stories but we know there are hundreds more out there.”

The categories for 2016 include community, diversity, enterprise, health, the arts, volunteering, environment, entertainment, Young Hero, Unsung Hero and ‘excellence in education through adversity’.

Nominations can be submitted via youngscotawards.com until midnight on February 24, 2016.