Isles ambassadors join Morton on shortlist for this year’s Young Scot Awards

Several young Shetland residents have been named among the finalists in the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2013.

Shetland’s six youth legacy ambassadors have been selected in the environment category while James Morton, who shot to fame last year on the television programme The Great British Bake Off, is named in the entertainment category.

The youth legacy ambassadors – Luke Smith, Holly King,  Harry Thomson, Lauren Odie, Kristoffer Thomason and Sam Maver – aim to ensure that local young people get the most out of Scotland hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

They have secured over £5,000 of external funding for their project which involves visits to local renewable projects and encouraging local children to stay active.

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Three finalists from each of the 12 categories are invited to an awards ceremony and star-studded celebration in Glasgow on 19th April.

Young Scot chief executive Louise Macdonald said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who nominated in this year’s awards and shared their amazing stories of young people across Scotland.

“Our judging session was one of our toughest days at Young Scot, and as we expected, we were blown away and humbled by the incredible work of our young Scots.

“It’s brilliant to hear and share the stories of such talented, determined and caring young people. We should all be really proud of what the finalists have achieved – we can’t wait to celebrate their achievements on the 19th April.”


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