Wanted: Argyll and Bute’s most inspirational Young Scots

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Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship agency for Scotland, is looking for young people on Bute keen to follow in the footsteps of a past Rothesay winner in its annual awards scheme.

Young Scot is on the lookout for young Scottish stars that have made a big impact in their local community and is encouraging people across the region to nominate young people aged 11-26 years who have made a positive difference to the lives of others, before the nominations close on February 18.

This year’s award winners will be following in the footsteps of Aimee Gilmour, who won the scheme’s Community Award in 2008, while she was a pupil at Rothesay Primary School, for her work on behalf of the Spirit Aid charity and a struggling youth club in Glasgow.

This year there are 11 categories in the awards, from sport, arts and health to enterprise, heritage and volunteering.

Three finalists in each of the 11 categories will be selected and invited to the high profile awards ceremony in the SECC Glasgow Arena on 10 April 2014. The winners will be announced on the night.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “2014 is certainly going to be an exciting and momentous year with the eyes of the world on our nation. We want to share the spotlight and make sure young people’s achievements are centre stage.

“If you know a friend, someone in your youth group, brother, neighbour, any young person who you think has worked hard to improve the lives of others or their local community in Argyll and Bute, we are urging you not to let their amazing achievements go unheard. Get your nomination in and let’s make the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2014 the biggest celebration of young people this country has ever seen.”

For further information and to nominate a young person or group, please visit www.youngscotawards.co.uk before midnight on February 18.