For the first time ever, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards took place ONLINE. Which meant that everybody – no matter where they live – could join in on the event.
The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020 event took place online on Thursday 13th August 2020 at 7pm via our Facebook and YouTube channel.
Check out the amazing winners and their stories of each of our 14 categories below!
Cody McManus, 11, Edinburgh
Category: Unsung Hero
Cody boxed eight young people back to back and in return asked for toy donations for children living in poverty. He filled an entire boxing ring with £12,000 worth of donated toys, which were gifted to 550 local children in time for Christmas.
Isla, 16, and Eilidh Noble, 15, Fraserburgh
Category: Young Hero
Sisters Isla and Eilidh used a lilo to save a man and a young child from drowning in the North Sea.
Mashaim Bukhari, 17, Glasgow
Category: Enhancing Education
The head girl at St Andrew’s RC Secondary School, noticed that many of her fellow students came from busy households, so she arranged for the school hall to be transformed into a study hall after school.
Scottish Youth Climate Strikers - Dylan Hamilton, 16, Linlithgow, Holly Gillibrand, 15, Fort William, Kay Maciverand Esther Silverton, both 15, Edinburgh
Category: Environment & Young Scot of the Year
This group of young people established the Scottish Youth Climate Strike and were key organisers of the September 2019 strike – which was attended by more than 20,000 people.
Jordy Deelight, 24, Edinburgh
Category: The Arts
Jordy Deelight, is a drag artist and DJ who refuses to let cystic fibrosis stifle his creativity. Jordy has created stage shows that give an emotional insight into how life is when you have Cystic Fibrosis.
Hope Gordon, 24, Rogart, Sutherland
Hope, who crowdfunded £10,000 to have her leg amputated, has become a top para-canoeist.
Hannah Weir, 13, Rothes, Moray
When she was 10, Hannah donated £120 to help her mum set up the Moray School Bank – which provides school uniforms and winter clothing to young people across the region.
Ncuti Gatwa, 26, Dunfermline
The actor, who fled the genocide in Rwanda with his family in 1994, has become a global star thanks to his role in Netflix’s Sex Education.
Alexander Johnstone, 17, Dundee
Category: Excellence in Education
Alexander has no control over his arms and legs. Thanks to his positive mental attitude, he doesn’t let anything get in the way of his education and last year he achieved three National 5 awards.
Paige Holland, 14, Kilmarnock
Category: Health & Wellbeing
Paige sews drawstring bags for the toilets, which the school keep replenished with tampons and towels, and makes individual bags for S1 pupils to keep their products in.
Rob Scott-Branton, 26, Livingston
Rob runs Kids Gone Wild, which delivers weekly outdoor learning programmes for more than 700 children who are struggling in the school environment.
Davie, 21, and Charlotte Donaldson, 18, Brechin
Category: Equality & Diversity
Brother and sister Davie and Charlotte have become Scotland’s top campaigners for Travellers’ rights, advising the Scottish Government on how to stamp out racism towards their community.
Roseanna Campbell, 20, Edinburgh
Roseanna, who was in care throughout her teens and became homeless at the age of 16, has become a champion volunteer as a way of giving something back to the organisation that helped her in her darkest hour.
Be Charlotte, 23 , Dundee
Charlotte Brimmer is a multi-instrumentalist pop artist from Dundee. She left school at the age of 17 to pursue a career in music and has performed across the world, including appearing virtually at the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020 for a special performance.
The 2021 Event
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