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The Provost's Civic Pride Awards 2019

Help us celebrate our greatest asset – our people – with the Provost’s Civic Pride Awards 2019.

The Awards recognise the contributions made by individuals and groups who have promoted and/or demonstrated civic pride in North Ayrshire. 

The winners of the 2019 awards in each category are:

North Ayrshire Community Group Award

sponsored by Stagecoach

  • Irvine Clean Up Crew - Dedicated to removing thousands of tonnes of plastic and waste from Irvine Beach and beyond, the group completed 786 hours of litter-picking in 2018. Volunteers are empowered to take ownership of their own environments, improving North Ayrshire for both residents and visitors and encouraging wildlife to thrive.  

North Ayrshire Citizen of the Year

sponsored by Marley Contract Services

  • Suki McGregor - Based in Millport, Suki took over the cleaning of the community toilets and has worked wonders on improvements through donations, blog promotions and community help. An active member of the local tourist association, Suki also volunteers for the Cumbrae Festival Committee and is a Morrison’s Ambassador in Largs, where she arranges regular charity events.

North Ayrshire Young Citizen of the Year

sponsored by Cunninghame Housing Association

  • Corrie Shepherd - After experiencing a tragic loss in her family, Corrie was able to turn her grief into something positive when she came up with the idea for Clearer Minds, a project aiming to empower fellow school pupils to deal with loss, reduce stigma and raise the profile of mental health. Working with a representative of the Headstrong organisation, Corrie put together a programme involving the whole school community and is now in the process of securing funding sources to allow an 18-month pilot scheme to go ahead.

North Ayrshire Arts and Culture Award

  • Freckfest - Run entirely by volunteers, Freckfest has reinvigorated the local music scene in an area deprived of big name acts for so long. Once again, Ayrshire stages are hosting sell-out gigs, across a variety of genres, featuring well-known artists such as Johnny Marr, Roddy Woomble, Nik Kershaw and Miles Hunt. The team also strongly believe in showcasing emerging and local talent, providing inspiration for young musicians in North Ayrshire.

North Ayrshire Sports Award

sponsored by KA Leisure

  • Active Schools Sports Leaders (Kilwinning Academy) - This inspirational group of nine young Sports Leaders and Young Ambassadors deliver a wide range of physical activity opportunities within Kilwinning Academy and local primary schools, inspiring the next generation to get active and stay active. The group have accumulated an impressive 510 volunteer hours over the past two years. They also promote school to sports club transitions, helping pupils to further their sporting experience.

North Ayrshire Provost's Award

  • Eilidh Hamill – Described as ‘a very good sports coach and leader’ and ‘a great role model to the young people of Arran’, Eilidh has been volunteering for a number of years now, giving up her time to help run lunchtime, after school and sports clubs within the local community and assisting at Arran Junior Triathlon Club. Her involvement with her school’s mountain bike club encourages others to take part, creating a great team spirit.
  • Corrie Shepherd - After experiencing a tragic loss in her family, Corrie was able to turn her grief into something positive when she came up with the idea for Clearer Minds, a project aiming to empower fellow school pupils to deal with loss, reduce stigma and raise the profile of mental health. Working with a representative of the Headstrong organisation, Corrie put together a programme involving the whole school community and is now in the process of securing funding sources to allow an 18-month pilot scheme to go ahead.

Contact Corporate Communications

Email

communications@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01294 324137

Address

Corporate Communications, North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE