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Shannon Milmine

Volunteers across South Lanarkshire have been awarded by the Council

South Lanarkshire volunteers have been recognised by the council for their hard work.

As part of the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Awards, the council has awarded locals for their contributions to the local community.

There were three categories of awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Awards, Environmental Awards and Young Persons Award.

Provost Margaret Cooper said: “The awards recognised the fabulous efforts of volunteers across South Lanarkshire.

“It was a privilege to meet the winners and hear about how much time and effort they put in to help others.

“Huge congratulations to them all – the recognition was thoroughly deserved.”

The Lifetime Achievement awards went to Emily Butler from Strathaven, Hugh Kerr from Larkhall, Alison Miller from Carluke and James Nixon from Cambuslang.

The Environmental Awards went to Eugenie Aroutcheff from Rutherglen, Susan Lidner-Kelly from Blantyre and Maureen Potter from East Kilbride.

The Young Person’s Award went to Burnhill Action Group from Rutherglen and Sean Mitchell-Lay from Larkhall.

There was also an overall winner, which went to Emily Butler for her work with a range of groups in the Strathaven community over the years.

Council Leader Joe Fagan said: “I was part of the judging panel and although there were several worthy nominations the award winners truly went above and beyond to make things better for others.

“It was fantastic to see the work they do being rewarded in this way.”

Originally, the council announced the awards would be made as part of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Awards, but following the passing of HM The Queen, the decision was made to change to memorial awards.

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