Community / Saltire awards ceremony goes virtual

LOCAL recipients of this year’s Saltire Awards will be revealed in a short film set to be streamed online at 7pm on Wednesday (2 June).

The film, which was made because the usual awards ceremony is off limits due to Covid restrictions, will be broadcast on the Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) Facebook page.


The awards are the Scottish Government’s national scheme for rewarding youth volunteering for young people aged 12 to 25, and VAS is responsible for delivering the scheme locally.

Nearly 130 young volunteers from all over Shetland submitted requests for awards.

Young people volunteered for a total of 24 different local voluntary groups and organisations ranging from sports clubs, theatre groups, youth clubs and a range of local charities.

VAS commissioned local filmmaker Keiba Clubb to produce the short film to celebrate the awards virtually.

Executive officer Lynn Tulloch said: “We are absolutely delighted to be launching our virtual Saltire Awards ceremony this year.

“The young people have done amazing given the challenges over the last year and we are delighted to be able to celebrate their achievements.

“Volunteering is at the heart of our community, enabling individuals and groups to be involved in their community and it’s truly wonderful to see so many young people engaged in volunteering and offering their time.”