Argyll and Bute Youth Awards ‘show we have so much to be proud of’

The Youth Entrepreneur Award went to Chris Berrall , pictured with Martin Turnbull, community learning manager and Jennifer Nicoll from sponsors Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The achievements of Argyll and Bute’s young people were recognised at an award ceremony in Helensburgh last week.

A total of 24 finalists attended the 2018 Argyll and Bute Youth Awards in the Victoria Halls.

The winners were as follows:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Outstanding Achievement Award: Ellen Kennedy, Mull
  • Unsung Hero Award: Keira Rutherford, Rothesay
  • Youth Entrepreneur Award: Chris Berrall, Helensburgh and Lomond
  • Youth Volunteering Award: Alexander Anderson, Mull
  • Health and Wellbeing: Ciaran MacKenzie, Helensburgh
  • Youth Environment Award: HELP community Taskforce, Dunoon
  • Citizenship Award: Jamie Murray MSYP, Rothesay
  • Youth Arts Award: Into the Light – Beth Qualter and Holly Smith, Mid Argyll
  • Sporting Award: Cliona and Nuala McCheyne, Dunoon

Attending the awards, council leader Aileen Morton said: “Having watched the videos of all the winners, it’s clear we have so much to be proud of in Argyll and Bute and our young people are a huge part of that.

The Health and Wellbeing Award was won by Ciaran MacKenzie, of Helensburgh pictured with with David Greenwell, chair of sponsors Helensburgh and Lomond Substance Misuse Forum, and Ailie Stewart, MSYP for Argyll and Bute.

“These awards are much more than a way of highlighting the many achievements and successes of Argyll and Bute’s young people. They tell our young people that they matter – that what they do makes a difference to life in Argyll and Bute.

“Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s awards. We’re honoured and delighted to be able to recognise your hard work, your commitment, your achievements and your success. Argyll and Bute is a better place because of you.”


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