Winners of council awards are ‘truly inspiring’

Pictured (left to right) are Therese Alampo, Kieran and Calum Swanson, Cllr Jim Gifford, Brenda Campbell, Colin Mackenzie, Cllr, Isobel Davidson, Maria Walker, Rory Geddes and Sam Gluckstein. Centre Claire Mowat
Pictured (left to right) are Therese Alampo, Kieran and Calum Swanson, Cllr Jim Gifford, Brenda Campbell, Colin Mackenzie, Cllr, Isobel Davidson, Maria Walker, Rory Geddes and Sam Gluckstein. Centre Claire Mowat

An awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements, hard work and successes of young people, communities and staff was held by Aberdeenshire Council recently.

Led by the council’s education, learning and leisure service, Inspiring Aberdeenshire saw a civic reception hosted in Aboyne with a number of awards presented to people from across the area.

There were 11 categories, including ‘Best of’ awards for Banff and Buchan; Buchan; Formartine; Garioch; Kincardine and Mearns; and Marr.

These were presented to individuals living or working in the above areas and who have made an outstanding contribution to education, learning or leisure.

The other categories consisted of the Extra Mile Award for a Staff Member Award, Aberdeenshire’s STAR Award, Outstanding Leader of the Year Award, Aberdeenshire is a Creative Place Art Competition and the Provost’s Award.

Locally, the Best of Buchan Award went to Kevin Wilson, Adult Literacy Programme, Peterhead, while the Outstanding Leader of the Year Award went to Brenda Campbell, volunteer and training programme, Peterhead.

Infrastructure services Committee chair, Cllr Isobel Davidson, said: “It was a fantastic evening whichhighlighted the level of creative, dedicated and talented staff and youngsters we have in Aberdeenshire.”