Banding together is a Reel success

My Generation's Michelle Blair  receives the band's award  from Clare Adamson MSP
My Generation's Michelle Blair receives the band's award from Clare Adamson MSP

Newarthill charity Reeltime Music handed out awards to volunteers who are helping youngsters ‘band’ together.

My Generation, a band comprised of local young people, collected the outstanding young people of the year award for their continuing hard work and dedication.

The charity’s youth music tutor John Gray said: “My Generation have continually shown a willingness to help out both Reeltime and the wider local community. They have all developed into responsible and talented young people while doing their utmost to support our partner agencies across a wide range of events.”

The honour was given to the members of My Generation after performing at the Reeltime Music Awards which also incorporated the charity’s annual general meeting.

My Generation member Michelle Blair of Carfin, who is also drummer of all-girl rock group End Transmission, received an individual award, being named volunteer of the year.

Anthony Welsh, music tutor at Reeltime, said of Michelle: “To be able to do the work we do, and help as many young people as possible, we are reliant on the help of volunteers to assist our tutors.

“The volunteer of the year award is given to the person who has demonstrated a knowledge and understanding of how to take that to the next level.

“Michelle has shown that she can be relied upon to backup our tutors and put in the work and effort to help all the young people we work with.”

The awards were presented by Central Scotland list MSP Clare Adamson, who opened proceedings at the agm.