Search on for nominees for Age Scotland Awards

Age Scotland is looking for nominees for their annual awards ceremony in March, 2017.
Age Scotland is looking for nominees for their annual awards ceremony in March, 2017.

Age Scotland, Scotland’s leading charity supporting older people, is calling for applications for their 2017 Awards ceremony.

The ceremony, which will be held at Perth Concert Hall on March 29, will celebrate inspirational people who are loving later life and those individuals and groups who have lead the way in supporting older people.

Brian Sloan, Chief Executive of Age Scotland, said: “The Age Scotland Awards are the highlight of the year for us as an organisation. It’s our chance to acknowledge the incredible work that is done day in, day out by the most wonderful people. There are thousands of brilliant people and groups across the country who are working tirelessly to support and enable older people to love later life and the awards is our opportunity to say thank you.

“In addition, we also hope to inspire older people by telling the stories and celebrating the work of older people themselves. Last year we gave Lynn from Aviemore our Volunteer of the Year award. Lynn selflessly gave so much time to give back to the community and it was wonderful to see her get the rightful recognition for her astounding efforts.

“We’re on the hunt for another volunteer like Lynn and for individuals and groups in six other award categories. So if you know someone who deserves the recognition for their efforts to support older people or are an inspirational older person themselves then we want to hear from you!”

Awards will be given in the following categories:

- Campaigning and influencing

- Best working partnership

- Services for older people

- Member group of the year

- Volunteer of the year

- Lifelong learning award

- Age Scotland inspiration award

All winners will be filmed for a short video which will be shown as part of the awards ceremony. To nominate an individual or group, you can download and application form from www.agescotland.org.uk/awards and the closing date for nominations is November 25.