Young Scot calls on Argyll & Bute to celebrate its most inspiring young people

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Young Scot is calling on people in Argyll & Bute to help celebrate Scotland’s young heroes as nominations open for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2022.

Now in its 16th year, the annual awards recognise the outstanding achievements of 11-26-year-olds from across the nation and the extraordinary work they do to improve their local communities and the lives of others.

The awards highlight the triumphs of young people across a range of categories – from sport and the arts through to enterprise and volunteering – and shine a light on the invaluable contributions made by remarkable young people all across Scotland.

Nominations are now open on youngscotawards.com, with the results set to be announced on April 27, 2022, by BBC Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney at a star-studded red-carpet awards ceremony hosted at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre.

The winners will join a prestigious roll call of previous recipients, including RuPaul’s Drag Race champion, Lawrence Chaney and social media star, Jamie Genevieve. Charitable duo Jack Mullen and Alfie King were crowned last year’s Young Scots of the Year for their work in raising donations and keeping community spirit alive during the pandemic.

Kirsten Urquhart, interim chief executive at Young Scot, said: ‘The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards is back for 2022 and we’re excited to celebrate the incredible achievements of Scotland’s young people. Despite the challenges young people have endured over the past eighteen months, we continue to be absolutely blown away by the inspirational stories of young people from across Scotland. It’s an honour to be able to shine a spotlight on their achievements.

‘If you know a young person in Argyll & Bute who impresses you, or someone who’s gone above and beyond to help others, then we want to hear about them. Make your nomination today!’

Jack Mullen, Young Scot of the Year 2021 winner, said: ‘We were both so shocked when we found out that we’d won Young Scot of the Year last year. We didn’t expect it at all, but it felt so rewarding to be recognised for the work we did to support our community and neighbours during lockdown.’

To nominate a young person or to find out more about the awards, visit: youngscotawards.com