Argyll and Bute awards recognise youth achievements

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

A total of 34 finalists attended the 2020 Argyll and Bute Youth Awards in the Queens Hall for what was a very humbling and emotional evening.

The winners were as follows:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Outstanding Achievement Award: Oban High School’s Support Department
  • Unsung Hero Award sponsored by McLay Glass: Josh Blair, Lochgilphead
  • Youth Environment Award sponsored by ACT: Hermitage Academy Eco Schools Group, Helensburgh
  • Youth Sporting Award sponsored by Live Argyll: Mollie Aiken, Bute
  • Youth Entrepreneur Award sponsored by SAMTEQ: Shanice Honeyman, Lochgilphead
  • Youth Volunteering Award sponsored by John Brown of Strone: SOAP, Dunoon
  • Youth Arts Award sponsored by Anne Paterson: Campbeltown Brass Band
  • Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by NHS Health and Wellbeing: Freya Kennedy-Boyle, Bute
  • Youth Citizenship Award sponsored by Gateway: Rosie Sumsion, Helensburgh
  • Special Contribution Awards: Hannah Nicolson and Stephanie Thomas

Argyll and Bute Council’s Depute Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Keiron Green, attended the event. Talking afterwards, he said: “Our children and young people are a true credit to Argyll and Bute and I felt very humbled to attend the awards.

“Every day they are making outstanding contributions to our local communities and events such as this lets them, and everyone else, see how valued they really aware. Congratulations once again.”

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