Hebridean project in line for youth worker of the year award

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“Na Mo Chuid Aodaich”, the Gaelic community arts project by Proiseact nan Eilean has been nominated in the National Youth Worker of the Year awards for 2013.

The project, which aims to bridge the generational gap between young people and the elderly celebrates fashion from days gone by.

In a highly innovative show, involving a whole community, the older generation supply clothes and impart tales surrounding them. The younger generation then model the clothes and mould the tales into a script for the audiences entertainment.

The project, which incorporates a catwalk, music and drama, has been a huge success so far and has captured the imagination of each community it has visited.

The National Youth Worker of the Year awards, run by YouthLink Scotland recognise the work of a group or individual in bringing generations together and working to improve community cohesion in their area.

The awards will take place on Thursday March 14th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. The winners are to be announced, following an awards dinner and presented with their awards by Aileen Campbell, Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People.

For more information on the awards visit the YouthLink Scotland log on to: website