Caring for Scotland’s Heritage

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Caring for and protecting our heritage is not only important in being able to continue to attract tourist to spend money with us it also provides employment and contributes to the economy. Quite obviously if our past is neglected it can decay, collapse or disappear. To try and encourage the youth of Scotland to care for the past, Historic Scotland is asking communities to nominate young people for this year’s Young Scot Awards.
The awards have only been running 5 years but have acquired a prestige worthy of awards much older. The idea is to celebrate the contribution of youth to a different areas be they sports or the arts, the environment or local support groups. To sum it up, it is to laud youth who make a difference.
Do you know someone who should be nominated?
If so, then you don’t have a lot of time. The entry for the awards ends on 18th February. All you have to do is go to www.youngscotawards.co.uk and put down in no more than 500 words why you are nominating them. The results are then announced on 29th April in Glasgow.
Last year’s winner, Jason Douglas, created an oral history of some 30 members of the Black Watch by recording interviews with them as they explained their experiences from WWII, Bosnia and Iraq not to mention the Falklands. There are now 60 hours of recordings that have become part of an online resource for schools as well as becoming an important record in their own right.

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