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Introduction

Since its launch in 2006, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards have been Scotland’s only national awards evening for the young people of Scotland. They have celebrated the inspirational contributions and achievements of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland.

We’ve seen the stories from the most incredible young people. Former nominees have risen to the top of the sporting, business, entertainment and the art worlds. Hundreds more are making a lasting difference all over the country.

Thursday 22nd April 2021
7pm
Virtual event

Host

Jean Johansson

TV Presenter and Broadcast Journalist Jean Johansson is currently lighting up our screens as the presenter on flagship Channel 4 show A PLACE IN THE SUN.

The Kenyan born Scot burst onto our screens after winning a nationwide search for a presenter which led to a long and successful career in Children’s TV, notching up ten years of experience on live and pre recorded shows for CBBC and THE DISNEY CHANNEL. Highlights from this time include flying to Los Angeles to go ‘behind the scenes’ on many of Disney’s big animations and hosting the BAFTA Award winning DISNEY CHANNEL AWARDS from London Arena.

During her University years Broadcast Journalism was her passion, whilst completing her Post Graduate Diploma, she headed up the newsroom of her University radio station and thrived as both reporter and editor of daily, hourly bulletins. Alongside studying, Jean presented the STV weather bulletins, which proved to be the perfect mix of factual reporting and presenting. With her bubbly attitude and unique sense of style, it wasn't long before Jean became a hit as a 'Weather Girl', and a popular member of the news team.

Away from work, she’s a self -confessed bookworm, movie geek and musical theatre enthusiast. She has successfully bought, developed and sold several properties and is something of a football expert, having been with her husband, professional football player turned Manager Jonathan Johansson. Her other obsession is her nine year old son Jonatan who they nickname "Junior"!


Congratulations to our 2021 Finalists

ARTS

The Arts award celebrates a young person’s or a group of young people’s contribution to arts and culture in Scotland.

  • Art Boss Young Producers
    Art Boss Young Producers
  • Iona Fyfe
    Iona Fyfe
  • Rhythm Nation Dance Crews
    Rhythm Nation Dance Crews

COMMUNITY AWARD

Sponsored by Scottish Government

The community award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person or group that improves the lives of other people within a community.

  • Demi Lee Kelly
    Demi Lee Kelly
  • Freya Young
    Freya Young
  • Kyle Mackay
    Kyle Mackay

ENHANCING EDUCATION AWARD

Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland

The Enhancing Education Award is for a young person or group who have truly influenced education in their community either by providing access and opportunities for others, or by influencing change in education for their communities.

  • Kieran Millar
    Kieran Millar
  • Rachel Eve Talbot
    Rachel Eve Talbot
  • Yehya Al Deiri
    Yehya Al Deiri

ENTERPRISE AWARD

Sponsored by InYourArea

This award is for a young person or business run by young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair and have harnessed their passion to help economic growth and sustainability in their local community.

  • Ailsa Smart
    Ailsa Smart
  • Lauren James
    Lauren James
  • Stagg Coffee
    Stagg Coffee

ENTERTAINMENT AWARD

There are so many ways to entertain – this award is not just for the famous but for the stars in our midst who entertain us every day. They are the young stars of today or the fresh talent ready to explode onto their scenes.

  • Lawrence Chaney & Ellie Diamond
    Lawrence Chaney & Ellie Diamond
  • Paige Turley
    Paige Turley
  • Peter Sawkins
    Peter Sawkins

ENVIRONMENT AWARD

The Environment Award is for a young person or a group of young people who give their time and effort to help protect the world for future generations. This could be related to recycling, global sustainability, ecology or perhaps something else entirely.

  • Elliot Overmeer Hay
    Elliot Overmeer Hay
  • PSYV Glasgow
    PSYV Glasgow
  • The Ullapool Sea Savers
    The Ullapool Sea Savers

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY AWARD

The Equality and Diversity Award recognises a young person or group of young people working tirelessly to promote equality, diversity and inclusion or challenge prejudice and discrimination.

  • Active Life Club
    Active Life Club
  • Girlguiding Scotland Speak Out Champions
    Girlguiding Scotland Speak Out Champions
  • S5 Prefect Team
    S5 Prefect Team

HEALTH & WELLBEING AWARD

This award is for young people across Scotland who are involved in supporting and inspiring others to improve their physical and mental health. They might be providing support in their communities, looking to change policy or services, working in healthcare or involved with healthcare charities.

  • Callum Christie & Logan Fenton
    Callum Christie & Logan Fenton
  • Chillax - Youth Action on Mental Health
    Chillax - Youth Action on Mental Health
  • Include Me 2 Club - Young Volunteers
    Include Me 2 Club - Young Volunteers

INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Sponsored by British Council Scotland

This award is for a young person, or a group of young people, who work hard to develop and maintain international cultural and educational links.

  • Ghulam Muhammad Baig
    Ghulam Muhammad Baig
  • International Ambassadors
    International Ambassadors
  • Mashal Aamir
    Mashal Aamir

SPORT AWARD

Sponsored by sportscotland

Right across Scotland young people, through their efforts and determination, are achieving extraordinary things in sport. This can either be through playing or helping to increase access and opportunities for sport and active living.

  • Kate Daykin
    Kate Daykin
  • Kayleigh Haggo
    Kayleigh Haggo
  • Morgan Sorrell
    Morgan Sorrell

UNSUNG HERO AWARD

Sponsored by Solace Scotland

For a young person or group who goes the extra mile but never asks for any recognition or reward

  • Jack Mullen & Alfie King
    Jack Mullen & Alfie King
  • Keiran Reid
    Keiran Reid
  • Mollie-Rose Shields
    Mollie-Rose Shields

VOLUNTEERING AWARD

Change criteria to: This award is for young volunteers across Scotland selflessly donate their time and energy free of charge to help other people.

  • Aidan McGrogan
    Aidan McGrogan
  • Fatima Ishaq
    Fatima Ishaq
  • Young Covid Volunteers - NHS Lothian
    Young Covid Volunteers - NHS Lothian

YOUNG HERO AWARD

The Young Hero award is for an extraordinary young person or group who deserves special recognition for their bravery.

  • Brynn Hauxwell
    Brynn Hauxwell
  • Catie-Jean France
    Catie-Jean France
  • Lucy Challoner
    Lucy Challoner

Sponsorship

There are various sponsorship opportunities available.
To discuss, please contact Aileen Turnbull on 07825 899 187 or at aileen.turnbull@reachplc.com

Our Category Sponsors

2020 Winners

  • Community Award – Hannah Weir

    Community Award

    Hannah Weir

    Finalists

    Archie Strang

    GHS Generations

    Enhancing Education Award – Mashaim Bukhari

    Enhancing Education Award

    Mashaim Bukhari

    Finalists

    Layla Cooke

    Turing's Testers 2.0 – Toni MacKenzie & Clara O'Callaghan

  • Enterprise Award - Rob Scott-Branton

    Enterprise Award

    Rob Scott-Branton

    Finalists

    Owen Foster

    Suhit Amin

    Entertainment Award – Ncuti Gatwa

    Entertainment Award

    Ncuti Gatwa

    Finalists

    Libby Dye

    Kristen Scott

    Luke La Volpe

  • Environment Award – Scottish Youth Climate Strikers

    Environment Award

    Scottish Youth Climate Strikers

    Finalists

    Aidan McGrogan

    Xander Johnston

    Excellence in Education Award - Alexander Johnstone

    Excellence in Education Award

    Alexander Johnstone

    Finalists

    Cameron Wilson

    Darcey Whalen

  • Equality & Diversity Award – Charlotte & Davie Donaldson

    Equality & Diversity Award

    Charlotte & Davie Donaldson

    Finalists

    Intercultural Youth Scotland

    Patrick McCready

    Music Award - Charlotte Brimner

    Music Award

    Be Charlotte

  • Health & Wellbeing Award – Paige Holland

    Health & Wellbeing Award

    Paige Holland

    Finalists

    Ben McCabe

    Ryan McKillop

    Sporting Award - Hope Gordon

    Sporting Award

    Hope Gordon

    Finalists

    Duncan Scott

    Billy Gimour

  • Unsung Hero Award – Cody McManus

    Unsung Hero Award

    Cody McManus

    Finalists

    Molly Cuddihy & Sara Millar

    Nicole Gray

    Volunteering Award - Roseanna Campbell

    Volunteering Award

    Roseanna Campbell

    Finalists

    John Munro

    Ryan & Lewis McGregor

  • The Arts Award – Jordy Deelight

    The Arts Award

    Jordy Deelight

    Finalists

    Ellie Fergusson

    Modo - Circus with Purpose

    Young Hero Award - Isla & Eilidh Noble

    Young Hero Award

    Isla & Eilidh Noble

    Finalists

    Juliana Sweeney-Baird

    Maher & Abdul Hadi Sawan

  • Young Scot 2020 – Scottish Youth Climate Strikers

    Young Scot 2020

    Scottish Youth Climate Strikers

Drop us a line

Event Enquiries

Laura Dunlop
Event Manager
0141 309 1491
laura.dunlop@reachplc.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

Aileen Turnbull
Head of Sales – Business Insider & Events
07825 899 187
aileen.turnbull@reachplc.com