The National Youth Work Awards are held every year to honour the hard work and dedication of youth workers across all areas of the Youth Work Sector. This year's ceremony was held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow with Grant Stott as master of ceremonies. The room was set with a red carpet and walkway in front of the main stage where sponsors and finalists were encouraged to promenade with gusto as Grant Stott demonstrated in his introduction to the night's proceedings.
Fifteen award categories were presented over the evening with entertainment provided by the talented pupils from the City of Edinburgh Music School. A Jazz duo made up of Ethan Gillespie (piano) & Leon Thomson (alto sax) opened the evening and after the meal the audience were treated to vocalists, Chiara Lordi & Bonnie Higgs accompanying themselves on piano & guitar repectively.
The awards ceremony was a true celebration of all the great work done over the year culminating in the presentation of three lifetime achievement awards to Margaret McKinlay, Jim Sweeney & Mary Matthews for their outstanding contribution to youth work over the years. The evening was brought to a close with a speech by the Chief Executive of Youthlink Scotland, Tim Frew and a few final remarks from the hugely entertaining Grant Stott.
A full list of finalists and award winners are available here
Client: Youthlink Scotland
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Glasgow