North Lanarkshire provided two winners at this year’s Young Scot awards, which took place at the Clyde Auditorium and later the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow last week.
North Lanarkshire Youth Legacy Ambassadors 15 – 23, won the Environment category for promoting the legacy of Glasgow 2014 through raising the necessary funds for their plans to plant a woodland maze in the shape of the games’ logo.
Scott Lamond of the group said: “We are really pleased to receive our award and hope it encourages people to stop and think.
“We need young people to get involved in their local environment to help secure their future and also that of further generations.”
Teenage sensation and X Factor runner-up, Motherwell’s Nicky McDonald, took first place in the Entertainment category and was praised for raising funds for Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
In addition, Motherwell’s Landed Peer Education Service 15 – 23, which provides information and advice through workshops, print publications and DVDs on a wide range of topics, featured as a finalist in the Health category.
North Lanarkshire Council’s chief executive, Gavin Whitefield ,said: “My congratulations go out to all three of North Lanarkshire’s representatives for the recognition they have received for their efforts.”
The Young Scot awards are aimed at identifying inspirational young Scots making a difference and this year featured 33 finalists in 11 different categories.
The local winners can be seen picking up their awards when the ceremony is shown on STV tonight (Thursday) at 9pm.