Julie Present the Saltire Awards

Knightwood Secondary School invited Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay and I to present the Saltire Awards to 334 pupils at this year’s Awards ceremony. The Saltire Awards is now in its second year for Knightwood Secondary. Last year, 180 pupils achieved their Saltire Award.

The Saltire Awards started off by Rt First Minister Alex Salmond as the Millennium Awards. Soon after it was renamed as the Saltire Awards to acknowledge the recognition of the dedication and contribution of young people volunteering in Scotland. There are six categories of voluntary hours, the young people can do, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500.

Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay has had an interesting career in the Fire Service. Recently played an instrumental role in the Clutha Helicopter Crash and has been involved in the Evening Times’ Community Champion Awards previously.

It was a humbling day to witnessed the achievements of these young people today. Congratulations to them all on their awards and their well-deserved hard work.

Motion S4M-09776: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 22/04/2014
Saltire Awards at Knightswood Secondary School
That the Parliament recognises the upcoming Knightswood Secondary School Saltire Award Ceremony on 25 April 2014; understands that the ceremony celebrates the volunteer work performed by pupils of Knightswood Secondary School; congratulates and commends the over 300 Knightswood pupils who performed anywhere from 10 to 200 hours of volunteer service, and acknowledges the ceremony’s speakers, Julie McElroy and Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay, for serving as positive role models in philanthropy for the Knightswood pupils.

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