Western Isles locals urged to celebrate inspirational young people

The countdown is on for people in the Western Isles to nominate local young heroes for the Young Scot Awards 2015.

Communities across Scotland are being urged to nominate an inspirational young person aged 11-26 who has made a positive difference to the lives of others.

For the past nine years the Young Scot Awards have been a phenomenal success, recognising the amazing achievements of some of Scotland’s truly remarkable young people.

The 2015 awards mark the tenth annual Young Scot Awards with categories including Community, Cultural Diversity, Enterprise, Unsung Hero, Volunteering, Sport, Entertainment and The Arts.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “2015 will see a milestone tenth year for our widely celebrated Young Scot Awards. The awards shine a light on the positive contributions young people make every day and provide a fantastic opportunity to see their efforts and dedication celebrated.

“Over the last decade we have had 129 winners, 352 finalists, plus thousands of nominations. For the tenth year, Young Scot want to make this the biggest celebration of young people this country has ever seen which is why we’re challenging everyone in the Western Isles to nominate ten young people each for an award.”

Nominations for young people or groups can be submitted via youngscotawards.com until midnight 27 February 2015. Winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet award ceremony on 30 April 2015 at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.