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Youth Legacy Ambassadors win Environment Award

Youth Legacy Ambassadors from Shetland have been awarded winners of the Environment Award at the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2013.

Over the past 12 months, they’ve worked had to promote legacy themes with a particular focus on helping their community become more environmentally responsible and live more sustainably. They have secured over £5,000 of external funding for their project which involves visits to local renewable projects and encouraging local children to stay active.

They’ve also helped secure 420 trees which will be a new feature in their local community and laid a sustainable legacy plaque, which was made by the Cunningsburgh glass recycling business.

Sam Maver, 17, Youth Legacy Ambassador said: “We didn’t think we were going to win. It’s completely surreal, I was just shaking. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to talk about what we do. We’re so proud of the work we’ve done and the work we’re continuing to do to make a lasting legacy for the Commonwealth Games in our community. Like the 420 trees we planted , we want our project to continue to grow. This is a chance to thank people from Shetland for their support and tell them how brilliant they’ve been.”