YOUNG people from Helensburgh and Lomond were among the winners at the Argyll and Bute Youth Awards ceremony in Dunoon last week.

The Eco Schools group at Hermitage Academy took home the Youth Environment award, while the Helensburgh and Lomond area’s representative at the Scottish Youth Parliament, Rosie Sumsion, was named the winner of the Youth Citizenship prize.

And a former MSYP for the area, Stephanie Thomas, won one of two Special Contribution awards, alongside Hannah Nicolson.

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Other winners came from Oban, Lochgilphead, Bute, Dunoon and Campbeltown.

The environment award was sponsored by the Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust, while Gateway sponsored the youth citizenship prize.

Thirty-four finalists attended the awards ceremony, which was held at the recently-refurbished Queen’s Hall in Dunoon on Thursday, February 6.

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Argyll and Bute Council’s depute policy lead for education, Councillor Kieron Green, who attended the event, said afterwards: “Our children and young people are a true credit to Argyll and Bute and I felt very humbled to attend the awards.

“Every day they are making outstanding contributions to our local communities and events such as this lets them, and everyone else, see how valued they really are. Congratulations once again.”