Youth of Deeside honoured at Banchory awards night

A view from the venue
A view from the venue

There was a touch of the Oscars in Deeside as the first Banchory and District Youth Awards Ceremony, was held on Friday (August 16).

Hosted by Youth Industries at the Burnett Arms, the event was arranged to coincide with International Youth Day, an annual event celebrated all over the world to” recognise the efforts of the world’s young people in enhancing global society”.

Local business woman, and one of the original founders of Youth Industries, Kate McKie, was MC for a fantastic evening of celebration.

Awards were presented by Provost Jill Webster, President of Banchory Rotary ClubReg Wilkin, events manager Peter Ferguson, Kate McKie and Youth Industries project leader Isla Elliott, who holds the record for Aberdeenshire Saltire youth volunteering hours.

Local clubs nominated members for achieving their personal goals, some at national level, and individuals were recognised for their enterprise and skill.

Cllr Webster said: “It as great to see so many young people from Banchory and District being recognised for their achievements in so many fields. They have shown considerable commitment and are to be commended for their enthusiasm and achievements. Youth Industries has been a great success, giving young people greater confidence as well as developing additional skills...”