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Duke of Edinburgh Awards for Highland Young People 

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Eighteen young people from the Highlands recently attended the national Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award ceremony in Edinburgh to be presented with their awards.  

Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban said: 

“Our congratulations to all the 18 young people who have received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

“Completing their expeditions, skills, physical challenges and community volunteering activities during a pandemic has been no mean feat and I congratulate them for their excellent achievements.

“I hope that they all take their experiences with them into adulthood and continue to contribute to their local communities wherever they live in the future.”  

Those attending the award presentation were: 

Charleston Academy Mitchell Leslie 
Charleston Academy Julia Leslie 
Culloden Academy Jennifer Aitken 
Culloden Academy James Aitken 
Grantown Grammar School Henry Kerr 
Grantown Grammar School George Kerr 
Inverness Royal Academy Sharlene Fraser 
Inverness Royal Academy Emma McBride 
Inverness Royal Academy Alasdair Raynor 
Inverness Royal Academy Louise Gordon 
Kinlochleven High School Stewart Cameron 
Millburn Academy Rachel Macrae 
Millburn Academy Shona Beveridge 
Nairn Academy Toran Simmons 
Nairn Academy Grace Porteous 
Portree High School Jennifer Shaw 
Portree High School Sacha Harley 
Portree High School Connor Murphy 

Steve Walsh Chief Executive of High Life Highland said: 

“High Life Highland is very pleased to support the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh awards in the Highland area on behalf of The Highland Council.

“It takes a lot of commitment, hard work and time to achieve a Gold Award so those receiving these awards should be extremely proud.

“I know the skills they have learned will help them as they find future employment and educational opportunities.” 

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