This year volunteers from communities within the National Park will be honoured at the Gathering’s volunteer awards ceremony on Saturday the 5th November at The Buchanan Arms Hotel in Drymen. These awards recognise the amazing work being carried out at grassroots level in communities across the Park, acknowledging the work of individuals and groups within the Park who have contributed greatly to the development and enhancement of their communities.
To celebrate the year of innovation, architecture & design in 2016 we are delighted to announce a new category ‘Young Artist of the Year’ which is in recognition of a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting their community through any art form (musician, poet, visual artists etc). For all this year’s categories keep reading!
- Long Standing Champion – This is in recognition of a community member who has shown an on-going and sustained commitment to supporting community life in their area.
- Rising Champion – This award recognises a community member who is relatively new to voluntary work in their community and has demonstrated the potential for their skills to grow. This category is open to all ages.
- Young Artist of the Year – This is in recognition of a young person (who either lives or works or both in the National Park) who has demonstrated a commitment to supporting their community through any art form (musician, poet, visual artists etc.).
- Champion Community 2016 – a community which has shown innovation, commitment and a community approach to improving life for those who live in work in and visit.
We are now taking nominations which should come from a recognised group in your community; The Community Council, Development Trust, Hall Committee or other community group and should reach this office by 24th October either by post to:
The Community Partnership, Carrochan Building, Balloch G83 8EG
Or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the following for their generosity to support this years awards: