Young Quality Scot Award Winners 2008

Volunteering and active citizenship is alive and well in Highland! Thirteen of sixteen Young Quality Scot Award winners were presented with their certificates at the national celebration event, supported by Youth Development staff from The Highland Council.

Award winners from across Scotland were this year hosted by West Lothian Council, and treated to a civic reception, dinner and entertainment as well as the awards ceremony itself. 

Each group of young people had to give a presentation about issues they face in their area.  The Highland group raised issues such as poor public transport and health confidentiality as well as wanting to challenge the traditional image of life in the Highlands.

Award winners came from across the Highlands and this year included three profoundly deaf pupils from Dingwall Academy who were supported at the local and national events by interpreters from DeafAction.

Although Rebecca Massey (Gairloch), Paul Carrie (Charleston) and Nicola Macrae (Kingussie) were unable to attend, June Miller (Wick),  Miranda MacDonald, Lucy Laing and Karen Mackay (Kinlochbervie), Eilidh Smith (Bonar Bridge), Laura Stevens (Evanton), Robert Hillis (Fortrose) Morag Eagleson, Monica Foster  and Caroline Kristensen (Dingwall),  Elisabeth Coles (Aviemore) and Anna Douglas and Jenny Baird (Nairn) were all presented with their certificates during the awards ceremony. 

20 Mar 2008