Who are your most inspiring young people?

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Young Scot has urged people in the Western Isles to help them find the most inspiring and incredible young people in their area as the charity opens entries for the 2016 Young Scot Awards.

Communities across Scotland will nominate young people doing extraordinary work to improve the lives of others.

The Young Scot Awards is Scotland’s biggest celebration of young people and aims to spotlight the outstanding contribution of young people aged 11-26 who have made a real difference to the lives of others and deserve recognition for their achievements.

Now in its eleventh year, the Awards will celebrate contributions and work across volunteering, community, diversity, enterprise and education.

From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in each of the 12 categories. The winners will be announced at a sensational red carpet ceremony at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 27 April 2016.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “At Young Scot, we meet extraordinary young people achieving incredible things every single day and the awards are a chance to celebrate their amazing achievements.

“From overcoming adversity to helping people who are less fortunate, the stories of our young Scots never fail to impress us.

“Young people’s hard work deserves to be recognised and everyone can make a nomination. Come on Western Isles… cast your vote and thank the young Scots in your community!”

Young Scot is urging people to nominate: at before the deadline closes on February 24th.

Pictured are previous winners: Jamie McIntosh (Health winner 2015), Mark Flood (Entrepreneur winner 2015) and Hannah Clarke (Health winner 2013).