Young Quality Scot Award
If you are involved with work within your community and would like to be recognised for the work that you do then this is the award for you. The Young Quality Scot Award scheme recognises and rewards the efforts of young people to improve the quality of life in their communities.
To be entitled to the award you must be:
- 16 to 19 years old
- personally and actively involved in trying to make a difference to your community by yourself, with friends or through a club or other organisation.
- Through this award you will be given the chance to take part in a local training event, and then a national celebration where you will receive your certificate.
- Nomination forms are available each year in November.
The Young Quality Scot Award recognise and reward young volunteers in Scotland and is a partnership between Quality Scotland and ten councils across Scotland.
National Young Quality Scot Awards 2010
Thirteen Highland Young people received a Young Quality Scot Award in recognition of the volunteer work they carry out in their communities, the awards are a partnership between Quality Scotland and local councils across Scotland.
Their achievements included involvement in youth forums and parliaments, volunteering in the community, cultural and citizenship projects and sporting achievements.
In February they took part in a local event at Badaguish outdoor centre near Aviemore, which included interactive workshops on team building, communication, leadership and presentation skills. This was also an opportunity to get to know each other and create their own personal presentation on what it’s like to be young in Highland.
This presentation was then performed at the National event in Irvine, hosted by North Ayrshire Council, where the Highland Young people gave a very proud and touching account of themselves in front of over 100 other participants. This was followed by a civic reception and the final presentation of certificates the next day.
The 2010 winners are: McLain Carter; Katie Munro; Fraser Thomson; Brianella Scott; Cameron Maclennan; Roxanne Ramsay; Kirsty Turnbull; Stacey MacDonald.