Argyll and Bute Youth winners

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Published Date: 

6 Oct 2015 - 12:13

The achievements of Argyll and Bute’s young people were recognised at a prestigious award ceremony in Oban.

Hundreds of entries were received for this year’s awards and after a very difficult process, 24 finalists were selected. The finalists attended the award ceremony at Phoenix Cinema for what was a very humbling evening.

The winners of each category were as follows:


The Unsung Hero Award (Sponsored by North Argyll Young Carers Service) - Billy Pearson, 18, Oban

The Youth Entrepreneur Award (Sponsor ed by SamteQ) - Fraser Campbell, 12, Oban

Health and Wellbeing Award (Sponsored by NHS Highland) - ‘The Weekenders’, Oban

Youth Environment Award (Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust) - Pippa Garrard, 25, Isle of Mull

Youth Citizenship Award (MacQueen Bros) - David McLaughlin, 18, Isle of Bute

Youth Sporting Award (Active Schools) - Abigail Evans, 19, Oban

Youth Arts Award (Argyll and Bute Youth Arts Hub) - Shannon Maclean, 17, Isle of Mull

Thomas Howat - Youth Volunteering Award (Argyll Third Sector Interface) - Thomas Howat, Isle of Bute


Argyll and Bute Council's Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Rory Colville said, “I felt very honoured to attend last week’s Youth Awards. All the young people nominated, regardless of whether or not they won, have made outstanding contributions to their local communities and are a wonderful asset to the area.

"We need to learn from our youth and build on the success of these awards and not be afraid to reach out and tell the world what a wonderful place Argyll and Bute is to Live, Learn, Work and do Business."