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Historic Scotland sponsor Sunday Mail Young Scot Heritage award

Young Scot Heritage Hero award winner Aaron with Ian Walford and the cast of Waterloo Road

Historic Scotland is pleased to once again sponsor the Heritage award which, year after year, pays tribute to those who have worked hard to protect, maintain and support Scotland’s historic environment.

Now in its ninth year, the Young Scot Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Scotland’s young people. Young Scot is looking for young people that have made a positive difference: unsung heroes who are worthy of recognition; young people who have improved their community and/or Scotland; or young Scots who have been an inspiration to Scotland and its people.

Last year’s winners (pictured) were the members of the Bo’Ness Scottish Railway Society Youth Group, aged 12-16, who devote their free-time to preserving Scotland's oldest steam railway to ensure that an integral part of Scotland's history will never be forgotten. Each week the group don authentic uniforms and clean the platforms and carriages. They spend hours helping to preserve the country’s steam heritage but also help to make it a tourist attraction and something that is still very much part of the community.

If you know a young person between the ages of 11-26 who you think should be recognised for their heritage work, then make sure you nominate them in time.

The closing date for getting nominations in is Tuesday 18th February and you can do so online at the Young Scot Awards website

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