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Meeting First Minister Alex Salmond and Saltire Awards

Posted by jamie on the 06 August 2013

Back in May, I attended First Minister Alex Salmond's reception at Edinburgh Castle for Saltire Awards. The reception was to celebrate the commitment and contribution of young people volunteering in our communities across Scotland. I took along Inverclyde's 500hr Saltire Awardees Stacey and Gareth. Once again it is great to see that at the top levels of government, our society is recognising our young people. Sorry its taken me so long to blog about this event but I just got emailed the picture (see below). 


The main purpose of my role at Trust Volunteering is to manage Saltire Awards across Inverclyde. to quote the website; 

"Saltire Awards are designed to formally recognise the commitment and contribution of young people volunteering in Scotland. The Saltire Awards enable volunteers between the ages of 12 & 25 to gain new skills and practical experience through volunteering placements provided by local and national voluntary agencies. Supported by the Scottish Government, Saltire Awards are split in to four sections - The Challenge, The Approach, The Ascent and The Summit and achievement is recognised in the form of Saltire Award certificates and Young Scot reward points." (Saltire Awards Website, 2013). 

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