Town Hall ceremony for Island’s awards

The Annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Ceremony will take place in the Stornoway Town Hall on Thursday, November 7th at 7.30pm.

Over 70 young people will receive the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The awards will be presented by Peter Carpenter, Director of Education and Children’s Services at Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar.

The ceremony will showcase the different elements of the award that the participants have been doing for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is open to anyone aged 14 to 25. It encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.

Young people can participate in the award through local youth groups or open award groups.

The award consists of three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Each level consists of four sections: Volunteering (helping the community); Skills (a hobby, skill or interest); Physical Recreation (sports, dance, fitness); Expeditions (on foot, cycle, horseback, or water).

In addition those participating in the Gold Award are required to complete a Residential Project.

More information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is available at:

Anyone interested in participation in the awards locally should contact Alice Macleod at the Community Education Office, 22-24 Point Street, Stornoway, phone number 01851 822714, or email

The Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Committee thanks Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar for their support towards the ceremony.