Presentation of Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Cllr Bill Lobban, Convener, and members of the Highland Council welcomed 18 young people who achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to a meeting of The Highland Council in Inverness today. The young people receiving awards were invited to attend today’s event along with their family members.

The 18 young people who attended the presentation were part of a wider group of 57 participants from The Highland Council area who gained their Gold Award during the past 12 months.

Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban said:

“Our congratulations to all the young people who have received their Gold awards today. Hearing about their choice of expeditions, skills, physical challenges and the community volunteering activities they have taken part in has been truly inspiring. I hope that they all take these experiences with them into adulthood and continue to contribute to their local communities wherever they live in the future.”

Ramsay Aitken Young of High Life Highland who administers the award on behalf of The Highland Council was on hand to introduce the participants and invite them to receive their Gold Badge or Brooch from the Convener of The Highland Council.

Alan Cruickshank,Culloden
Lauren Forbes, Dornoch
Roderick MacRae, Gairloch
Eilidh Johnston, Gairloch / Open
Joanna Crane, Grantown
Katrina McGougan, Grantown
Mackenzie Stewart Brown, Inverness Royal Academy
Sophie Douglas, Inverness Royal Academy
Gregor Jackson, Inverness Royal Academy
Gregor King, Inverness Royal Academy
Emma McBride, Inverness Royal Academy
Cameron McCheyne, Inverness Royal Academy
Finlay Sutherland, Inverness Royal Academy
Fergus Wilson, Inverness Royal Academy
Shona Beveridge, Milburn Academy
Lauren Cameron, Nairn
Isabella Gordon, Nairn
Harry Jack, Nairn

Ian Murray Chief Executive of High Life Highland said:

“We are delighted to be involved in supporting the delivery of Duke of Edinburgh’s awards in Highland. To achieve a Gold Award takes a lot of hard work, time and commitment and the skills learned can help Highland young people with future employment and educational opportunities.”