Countdown has started to find East Dunbartonshire’s young heroes

With only 14 days left until the lines close, people across East Dunbartonshire are being urged to nominate inspirational young people for the Young Scot Awards 2014.

So if you know someone between 11 and 26 years old who has made a positive impact on the lives of others make sure you nominate them in time for the February 18 deadline.

The awards showcase Scotland’s finest young talents and are a chance to celebrate their inspirational achievements throughout the year.

With 11 different categories to apply for — from sport, arts and health to enterprise, heritage and volunteering — three finalists in each of the 11 categories will be selected and invited to the high profile awards ceremony in the SECC Glasgow Arena on April 10. The winners will be announced on the night.

Louise MacDonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “In every town and city in Scotland, there are young people who deserve to be nominated for a Young Scot Award. The awards highlight how hard young Scots work and are a great opportunity to celebrate the effort and dedication displayed by them. So if you know a young person in East Dunbartonshire, help recognise their dedication and determination by nominating them for the Young Scot Awards 2014 today.”

Allan Rennie, editor of the Sunday Mail, said: “We are delighted to be part of the Young Scot Awards for the eighth year. It is a big year for our nation and more than ever young Scots will play a major part. We look forward to receiving hundreds of inspiring nominations from across the country.”

For further information and to nominate a young person or group, please visit before midnight on February 18 2014.