Youth Award Scheme Returns

Youth Award Scheme Returns

- 02/09/2014

Following a highly successful 2014 inaugural year for the Lord Lieutenant’s Youth Awards Scheme, next week sees the launch of the 2015 Awards.

The purpose of the Awards Scheme is to recognise and celebrate the many positive activities and achievements of the area’s young people. The Scheme has been developed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Mrs Janet Bowen, who said “We had very positive feedback from the young people who attended this year’s Awards ceremony and this reinforced my resolve to recognise their achievements. I am therefore delighted that we are now launching the 2015 Awards. The winners of the 2014 Awards were selected from over 70 nominations and came from places as far apart as Skye, Ullapool, Strathpeffer, Alness and Invergordon. I very much hope that we will have even more nominations from even more corners of the Lieutenancy this year.”

Mrs Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh is pictured with Loran Matheson, the winner of the Lord-Lieutenant's special award 2014.

Awards are open to young people aged between 11 and 18 who live, study or work in Ross & Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh and nominations can be made by individuals or by schools, colleges or any youth organisation. Awards will be made to individuals in 4 categories, Helping Others, Achievement in Sport or in the Arts and Speaking Out for Young People. This year there is also a category for groups of young people who have worked together outstandingly for their community.

Information packs have gone out to secondary schools, youth organisations and Community Councils and guidelines and nomination forms can be found on the Scheme’s website, The closing date for nominations is 15 December and the 2015 Awards will be presented at an evening ceremony at the end of March.

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