Martin Whitfield MSP has helped to welcome the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2022 Bus Tour and its volunteers to the Scottish Parliament to support the promotion of nominations for the prestigious awards.

Since being launched in 2006, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards have been Scotland’s only national awards evening for the young people of Scotland. They have celebrated the inspirational contributions and achievements of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland.

Over the years, many of the finalists and winners were nominated by MSPs during similar visits to Parliament. This year, the Young Scot team came to Holyrood to help promote the awards, which are open to 11 to 26-year-olds in various categories, including young volunteers, sports stars, innovators and community heroes.

Speaking after visiting the bus, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“It was a delight to speak with some of the Young Scot volunteers outside Parliament with the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2022 Bus. The Young Scot Awards remain Scotland’s only national awards and evening for celebrating the achievements of young people in Scotland.

“They’re truly inspirational and a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many important achievements of young people from our area both as individuals and collectively. That’s why I’m pleased to encourage people across the South Scotland region to consider nominating young people from their community for one of this year’s awards.”

Nominations for the Young Scot Awards 2022 can be made at The final date for making nominations is Sunday 13th February.