Young Scot call to nominate inspirational young people

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Young Scot officially launched the search for Scotland’s most inspiring young people as nominations open for the Young Scot Awards 2017.

Young Scot is calling on people in the Western Isles to help find Scotland’s young heroes as communities across Scotland nominate young people who do extraordinary work to improve the lives of others.

The Young Scot Awards is Scotland’s biggest celebration of young people and shines the spotlight on the outstanding contribution of young people aged 11-26, who have made a real difference to the lives of others.

Previous winners include Andy Murray, Paul Brannigan, Gordon Reid, Paulo Nutini and fundraiser Jenny Cook.

Now in its twelfth year, the Awards will celebrate contributions and work across health, community, the arts and diversity.

From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in each of the 12 categories.

The winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet ceremony at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on 27 April 2017.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “At Young Scot, we meet the most incredible and inspirational young people who go above and beyond to improve the lives of others in their communities.

“This is our chance to celebrate their achievements and share their inspirational stories with the rest of the country.

“Everyone in the Western Isles knows a young person who’s achieved great things – get your nominations in!”

Young Scot is urging people to nominate: here before the deadline closes on February 27th.