A Bute resident has been nominated for an Argyll Voluntary Action Volunteer of the Year Award, for his work and contributions in the island’s community forest.
Every year AVA recognise the work of volunteers across Argyll and Bute by asking members of the public to nominate those they feel have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Ian Carmichael was put forward by forester Ben Robinson, formerly of Bute Forest, who stated in his nomination form: “Ian is a respected member of the island community and his involvement allows the company to access people and provisions otherwise unknown or unavailable to the project.
“He is vocal and valued within the wider community and his role as a volunteer brings the company kudos as well as additional interest from individuals in the community. He has been instrumental in organising community benefits such as a community Christmas tree on the seafront of Port Bannatyne and the building of a playground fence at North Bute Primary School.”
Ben adds: “ Whilst his expertises lie in vehicle and plant maintenance and operation, Ian is always keen to get involved in any part of the business, impart a bit of wise wisdom and old-fashioned humour, and then go home and wax lyrical about it to the community. Something few other individuals would be able to achieve.”
The deadline for nominations for Argyll Voluntary Action’s Volunteer of the Year Award is on Friday, April 18, and forms can be completed online by clicking here.