Scottish Recognition Awards 2019

Scottish Recognition Awards 2019

Congratulations to our very deserving winners, to our highly commended projects and volunteers and to the two local network coordinators for their certificate of merit. Once again we received a brilliant response and would like to thank everyone for taking the time to write up and submit nominations.

The awards were presented by various speakers mentioned below and look to recognise, showcase and celebrate achievement and outstanding practice in intergenerational work in Scotland.

The awards highlight organisations who are committed to intergenerational work and as a result will inspire others to create and develop their own projects. We wish the recipients continued success in developing relationships between the different generations.

The six award categories included:

1. Most innovative project presented by Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar

Winner – Barrowland Ballet: Wolves
Highly Commended – Fashion School Ltd, Dunbar
Highly Commended – Connect the Elderly Penpal Project

2. Most improved project presented by Jackie Kay, Scottish Makar

Winner – Care Inspectorate
Highly Commended – Anam Cara’s Wee Pals
Highly Commended – Dunbar Grammar School

3. Award for promoting achievement and attainment in education presented by Lesley Munro, Children & Young People, Scottish Borders Council

Winner – Care Inspectorate
Highly Commended – Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School

4. Award for contribution to reducing loneliness and isolation presented by the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP

Winner – Fashion School Ltd, Dunbar
Highly Commended – Raploch Community Partnership
Highly Commended – Contact the Elderly Penpal Project

5. Intergenerational volunteer of the year presented by Natasha Gilmore, Barrowland Ballet

Winner – Elizabeth Sime, Connecting Generations, Perth Grammar School
Highly Commended – Ben Stewart, Lenzie Academy
Highly Commended – Sheila Campbell, St Columba’s School

6. The Yvonne Coull, Local Network Coordinator Award presented by Natasha Gilmore, Barrowland Ballet

Winner – Sue Northrop, East Lothian Network
Certificate of Merit – Ashleigh Maccaskill, Western Isles Network
Certificate of Merit – Linsey Drever, Orkney Isles Network

If you would like to find out more about the awards or would like to feature winners in the media, please contact Kate our Communications and Policy Assistant directly. Photographs of the individual winners can be viewed on our Facebook page.