Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride is encouraging constituents to nominate a young person aged between 11 to 26 years old who has made a positive difference to the people’s lives in the local area.

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2012, in association with The Co-operative Foundation, are asking for nominations to be submitted to

www.youngscotawards.co.uk before Friday 26th February. The Awards organisers want to hear inspirational stories, which truly reflect Scotland’s outstanding young people.

Linda said “I know and have met many inspirational young people in East Kilbride over the years, who dedicate themselves to helping others in one way or another.

“Anyone who can think of someone they know, or a group project, which deserves recognition at national level, should submit a nomination to the Young Scot Awards.

“There are a number of different award categories, and the more people or groups put forward the better. This is a good opportunity to flag up the good work going on in East Kilbride, and to get local young folk the credit they deserve.”

Has a young person you know been involved in improving their local community? Have they made a positive contribution by giving up their free time? Nominations are accepted from groups as well as individuals, so maybe you know of a youth group or project whose achievements deserve to be heard about on a national level?

There are 13 different categories in which you can nominate:

  • Sport

(sponsored by sportscotland)

·  Volunteering

(sponsored by SCVO)

·  The Arts

·  Community

(sponsored by The Scottish Government)

·  Truth About Youth

(sponsored by The Co-operative Foundation)

·  Heritage

(sponsored by Historic Scotland)

·  Health

·  Unsung Hero

(sponsored by SOLACE)

·  Enterprise

(sponsored by Scottish Gas)

·  Entertainment

·  Diversity and Citizenship

(sponsored by Young Scot)

·  Environment

(sponsored by Scottish Gas)

·  Sunday Mail Readers Award

(sponsored by Sunday Mail)

Three finalists in each of the 13 categories will be invited to the glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on 26th April 2011, where they will mix with celebrities, politicians and other guests.

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