Presentation of Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Cllr Bill Lobban presents Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Issued by High Life Highland

Cllr Bill Lobban, Convener, and members of the Highland Council welcomed 18 young people who achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to a meeting of The Highland Council in Inverness today. The young people receiving awards were invited to attend today’s event along with their family members.

The 18 young people who attended the presentation were part of a wider group of 57 participants from The Highland Council area who gained their Gold Award during the past 12 months.

Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban said:

“Our congratulations to all the young people who have received their Gold awards today. Hearing about their choice of expeditions, skills, physical challenges and the community volunteering activities they have taken part in has been truly inspiring. I hope that they all take these experiences with them into adulthood and continue to contribute to their local communities wherever they live in the future.”

Ramsay Aitken Young of High Life Highland who administers the award on behalf of The Highland Council was on hand to introduce the participants and invite them to receive their Gold Badge or Brooch from the Convener of The Highland Council.


Alan                               Cruickshank                     Culloden

Lauren                           Forbes                              Dornoch

Roderick                       MacRae                           Gairloch

Eilidh                             Johnston                           Gairloch / Open

Joanna                          Crane                               Grantown

Katrina                          McGougan                       Grantown

Mackenzie Stewart       Brown                               Inverness Royal Academy

Sophie                           Douglas                            Inverness Royal Academy

Gregor                          Jackson                            Inverness Royal Academy

Gregor                          King                                  Inverness Royal Academy

Emma                           McBride                            Inverness Royal Academy

Cameron                       McCheyne                       Inverness Royal Academy

Finlay                            Sutherland                        Inverness Royal Academy

Fergus                           Wilson                               Inverness Royal Academy

Shona                           Beveridge                         Milburn Academy

Lauren                           Cameron                          Nairn

Isabella                          Gordon                             Nairn

Harry                             Jack                                 Nairn


Ian Murray Chief Executive of High Life Highland said:

“We are delighted to be involved in supporting the delivery of Duke of Edinburgh’s awards in Highland. To achieve a Gold Award takes a lot of hard work, time and commitment and the skills learned can help Highland young people with future employment and educational opportunities.”

27 Jun 2019
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