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Their volunteering throughout Shetland promotes the work of the RSPB and helps others to experience nature first-hand on the isles. The group use social media and other tools to encourage others to attend activities and get involved in conservation. Together, they paint signs and clear up beaches on some of the small uninhabited islands in Shetland that are popular with rare birds. By collecting rubbish from beaches, they have highlighted the effects of micro plastics on birds and wildlife.
They also take part in RSPB activities out-with their programme, including ringing storm petrels on Fetlar. They encourage others through enthusiasm, hard work and the wonderful example they set — helping the battle for nature on Shetland. They use disposable towels to save on laundry and high-tech local extraction vents LEVs hover above cutting and colouring stations to remove traces of unwanted chemicals and clean the air, while forest scenes adorn the walls.
All the products they use are eco-friendly and they have not been tested on animals, prompting clients to think about the environment when they next buy shampoos and conditioners. The students understand about recycling and disposing of plastics in carefully selected units.
The dryers, flooring and units are all made from recycled materials and pupils must pass an environmental assessment to get their qualifications.
Community sponsored by The Scottish Government This award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person who improves the lives of people within a community. They may have demonstrated good citizenship by influencing decision-making at local government level, participating in local action, or anything else that has made a huge difference to others in their community.
This time last year, the future looked bleak for Dured, who was living in a refugee camp in Jordan after fleeing with his family from the war-torn Syrian city of Homs. Grateful to the people who welcomed his family with open arms, Dured has been doing everything he can to give something back to the community.
Dured, who has endured unimaginable suffering, likes to think of himself as a new Scot. Determined that other young people should not have to go through what she did, she started working with local families facing challenges including alcohol and drug abuse and violent crime. Over the past few years, Angela has set up several youth clubs that have benefitted hundreds of young people. One is in the Beacon, a housing scheme where there was very little for overs to do.
In the Beacon, Angela encourages them on a weekly basis to make positive life choices like eating healthily and taking exercise. At night, she works with FARE, helping to tackle serious local issues such as gang violence.
Y Sort It, agesClydebank This dedicated youth group are run by young people, for young people in West Dunbartonshire. Y Sort It are governed by a youth management board in which all the company directors are aged between 16 and 25 years old. These inspirational young volunteers own and run their own youth centre and mobile bus and offer a host of services that benefit young people in Clydebank and the surrounding areas. The group also run an LGBT youth club, a young carers support network and a Freshcreation Youth Arts Hub, who provide classes in everything from fashion design and graffiti art to singing lessons and creative writing.
To date, Y Sort It have supported and encouraged more than young people to participate and get involved in local projects. Enterprise Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland This award is for a future entrepreneur, someone who has demonstrated real flair and has used their passion to help growth and sustainability in their local community. Officially constituted inEMMS have developed a sustainable business model offering a wide range of opportunities. Young people receive training and hands on volunteering experience through many strands of creative industry, event management and delivery of incoming business.
Volunteers gain valuable skills helping them onto further education and employment. James McIlroy, 24, Aberdeen James is a medical student at Aberdeen University who identified an unmet need in the treatment of patients suffering from the C.
The treatment is called faecal microbiota transplantation FMTwhere bacteria is extracted from stools donated by healthy donors and transplanted into the colon of the patient. The success rate is very high, at over 90 per cent, but the availability of the treatment is extremely limited.
James set up a community interest company called EuroBiotix CIC with the aim of creating a stool bank from where screened safe FMT treatments could be provided to physicians within Scotland initially, but eventually the whole of the UK and Europe. He has taken a sabbatical from his medical degree to take the role of CEO of the company and drive his idea forward. Chris Hughes, 21, Dundee Chris is the founder and CEO of Estendio, a company who aim to create equal opportunities for disabled students and workers through a range of innovative products.
Having suffered dyslexia all his life, Chris found it extremely difficult to deliver presentations during his studies at Strathclyde University and he wanted to address this issue for others with learning difficulties.
His product Present Pal is the first event presentation app to meet the needs of dyslexic presenters by providing them with information in the form of a script.
Diversity Sponsored by Standard Life Scotland has a wide range of cultures that help make it a diverse and exciting place to live. This award recognises young people who raise awareness of culture or speak out against inequalities in their community.
Fuelled by a passion for helping other young people in her community, she joined Article 12 in Scotland, a network who promote youth rights. Her presentation has now been made into a learning guide for projects across Europe. Bernadette has also co-delivered workshops across the UK ensuring the voices of young people from her community are being represented at UN level.
From day one, it became obvious Hafsa was going to play a key role as she was the one who broke the ice and was always the first to engage with the public. From volunteering at the Commonwealth Games to delivering pedestrian safety advice to elderly residents in her local area, Hafsa gives everything she does her all. The hijab has now been introduced by the Chief Constable. Kaelin Farnish, 18, St Boswells, Melrose The teenager is an inspiration through their role as a gender equality campaigner.
In DecemberKaelin took the brave decision to share their non-binary status with others at school and changed their name to reflect this.
This was no easy task in the rural Scottish Borders. Kaelin could not open a bank account as it meant providing having to state gender as either male or female. Instead of accepting the situation, Kaelin decided to bring this to the attention of the national media and appeared in BuzzFeed UK, initially in Aprilto highlight the issue.
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Excellence in Education Sponsored by the University of St Andrews An award for a young person who has overcome adversity or disadvantage to excel at school, college or university.
They may have overcome ill-health, dealt with being in care, coped with being a carer or have shown exceptional dedication and enthusiasm, despite their challenges. Ghazale Tamizi, 18, Galashiels The teenager and her family came to Scotland from the Tehran province of Iran in and could not speak a word of English. Not only that, but the schoolgirl has been offered an unconditional place studying accountancy and finance at the prestigious University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Ghazale spends all her spare time hitting the books and perfecting her English to ensure she is ready for the next stage of her educational adventure. His passion for entrepreneurship and social consciousness shone through when he became a finalist in the Young Scot Venture Jam project, designing an app to create a rewards system for recycling.
After studying English, he went on to sit Highers at college, where he achieved A grades in maths, physics and Chinese studies and a B in chemistry.
Not content with speaking three languages, he is teaching himself Japanese, all the while caring for his mother as a translator and offering huge amounts of emotional support. Unable to afford to go to university, Ranchao has waited to be classed as a home student in order to be eligible for funding and he now has conditional offers for the universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews and Edinburgh. Liam Murray, 23, Glasgow Liam encountered significant challenges, including homelessness and being in foster care, when he was growing up.
Understandably, he struggled to focus in school. He started secondary education with the reading and writing skill levels of a primary three pupil, but after being taken under the wing of an MCR Pathways mentor, whose job it is to support care-experienced young people, the youngster began to blossom.
Liam worked incredibly hard throughout his secondary school years, achieving Highers and qualifications with the support of his mentor.
Liam is now an MCR rated volunteer mentor himself, providing another young person with the vital support he desperately needed at the same age. Unsung Hero Sponsored by Solace Scotland This award recognises someone who goes the extra mile every day but never asks for any recognition or reward, someone who has overcome difficult circumstances or risen to a challenge and achieved something in the face of adversity.
Lee Welsh, 12, Larbert, Falkirk Last year, the brave mini-boxing champ battled back from a health diagnosis that would have floored grown fighters. He had to start intensive chemotherapy. Lee is now back at school and planning his next fundraising enterprise. Kayleigh Haggo, 18, Maybole, South Ayrshire The teenager, who has a form of cerebral palsy, has established herself as a sports superstar after winning three golds in the European Paralympic Youth Games, setting 13 world records and four national age group records in swimming, race running and club throw sports.
The teenager, who is busy training for the Paralympic games in Tokyois an Active Schools volunteer and helps out at her local primary school, providing multi-sports sessions. The talented swimmer has overcome many obstacles but her outlook on life has remained positive and she continues to inspire young people to follow their dreams, no matter how bumpy the road. Josh Hardwick, 17, Muirhouse, Edinburgh The teenager is the leader of a group of volunteers who set up a community shop in Muirhouse, an area of Edinburgh with high social-economic deprivation.
As well as providing cheaper food in the shop, Josh also helps run the food bank and the community hub which operate out of the same space. His charming and mannerly personality means he is great at dealing with residents from all walks of life, including those with drug and alcohol issues. And make sure you don't leave before Auld Lang Syne - a national sing-along where you join hands with friends you just met from across the globe in its biggest rendition in the world.
Take part in the Dookers Parade through the High Street before taking the plunge in the freezing Forth with the iconic Forth Bridges as a backdrop. And don't forget your fancy dress! Or you could just sleep in. Find a place to stay Book accommodation in Edinburgh for your Hogmanay break. Things to do in Edinburgh Partying by night, exploring by day! Make the most of your New Year celebrations in Edinburgh and discover the capital's plethora of world-class visitor attractions. For more information on Edinburgh's Hogmanay events, visit the Edinburgh's Hogmanay website.
Tickets sell out fast, so book well in advance! Here are some fantastic and unique ways to 'bring in the bells' in other parts of Scotland.
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The top billing is always on stage before 10pm so that families can get home to see in the bells. One of many winter fire festivals unique to Scotland, this fireballs parade in Aberdeenshire is a powerful spectacle to behold. It's a free Hogmanay event which has been celebrated for over years and it always attracts a large crowd. Traditionally, it was a cleansing ritual to burn off any bad spirits left from the old year so that the New Year can begin clean and purified.
Watch in awe as the piper leads the procession marching down the street just before midnight as they swing balls of fire above their head in the ultimate test of bravery. The Biggar Bonfire An enormous pile of wood gradually starts to stack up in Biggar town centre in the final weeks of the year in preparation for the South Lanarkshire town's own New Year celebration.
Drams in Dufftown Dufftown in Speyside is known as the 'malt whisky capital of the world'. While most of its New Year celebrations are much the same as you would find in small towns and villages up and down the country, it has its own special twist.