Young people from across the north-east and Highlands will be celebrated as part of a prestigious awards’ first online ceremony.
The Young Scot Awards recognise extraordinary young people aged 11-26 who improve the lives of people in their community.
Finalists include Isla Noble, 16, and Eilidh Noble, 15, from Fraserburgh.
Peterhead’s Modo-Circus with Purpose, which benefits young people aged 12-25, is also a finalist in the ‘arts’ category.
Though a physical ceremony has been made impossible by Covid-19, finalists will be part of an online ceremony on August 13, with celebrities Karen Gillan, Martin Compston, Sir Andy Murray and Olympian Laura Muir in virtual attendance.
Other finalists in the competition include 13-year-old Xander Johnstone, from Aviemore, in the ‘environment’ category, and 24-year-old Hope Gordon, from Sutherland, in the Sport category.
Meanwhile Hannah Weir, 13, from Rothes, is a finalist in the ‘community’ category, with 18-year-old John Munro from Ross-shire, represented in the ‘volunteering’ category.
Finally 21-year-old Davie Donaldson and Charlotte Donaldson, 18, both from Brechin, are nominated in the ‘equality and diversity’ category due to their work to raise awareness of the Traveller community.
Louise Macdonald OBE, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “We’re really excited about celebrating Scotland’s most amazing young people in our first ever online awards ceremony.
“You can expect an evening filled with the inspiring stories of young people who are doing outstanding things across Scotland.”
To find out more, visit youngscotawards.com.