Kids in line for Scot award

MCCI Charlie's Plot have been named as finalists in the 2015 Young Scot Awards in the Environmetal category.
MCCI Charlie's Plot have been named as finalists in the 2015 Young Scot Awards in the Environmetal category.

Enthusiastic youngsters in Methilhill have had their determination recognised as they have been announced as a finalist in the Young Scot Awards.

The Charlie’s Plot team - part of the Methilhill Community Children’s Initiative, are a finalist in the Environment category along with two other projects in Scotland.

Formed in 2013, Charlie’s Plot aims to tackle climate change in the local area and is run totally independently by the young people, all aged 10-14.

After successfully receiveing funding from the Junior Climate Challenge Fund for a second year, the group hope to expand their reach by developing child-friendly books and a video to teach children in schools and nurseries about climate change.

They also want to work with the Levenmouth food bank to help people experiencing food poverty to become more self-sufficient.

Shirley Faichney from MCCI said the youngsters were “over the moon with the nomination”, adding: “It’s so deserved and it’s wonderful that the guys are getting the recognition they deserve for running such a successful, and important project.”

It’s so deserved and it’s wonderful that the guys are getting the recognition they deserve

Shirley Faichney

Now in its tenth year, the Young Scot Awards recognises the amazing achievements of Scotland’s young people across 11 different categories including Community, Unsung Hero, Volunteering, Sport, Entertainment and The Arts.

The annual event aims to celebrate the hard work, dedication and passion showed by young people and the positive impact they make in their communities across Scotland every day.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “The drive and passion of Scotland’s young people continues to inspire me year after year.

“Over the last few months we’ve received nominations from people the length and breadth of Scotland, all sharing stories of incredible young Scots making contributions to their communities every single day.”

The winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet award ceremony on April 30 at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

To get tickets for the event, or if you would like to find out further information about the awards, please visit www.youngscotawards.com