A group of our young volunteers attended the awards ceremony for “Scotland’s Real Heroes” recently at the Royal Bank of Scotland’s headquarters in Edinburgh. They represented the almost 60 young people who volunteer with our group on a weekly basis, providing one to one care for young Scouts with physical disabilities.

Our volunteers won the title of Scotland’s Young Real Heroes!

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Speaking after the awards ceremony, young leader Mairi Gillespie said:

“it was an amazing evening. There were lots of celebrities there and everyone was dressed up for the occasion! We felt very special, and it was nice to be recognised by the judging panel for what we do”.

Andrew, who volunteers with the 77th’s Scout Network for young adults with disabilities added:

“it was an enormous privilege to get to go along, particularly when we saw who we were up against. We get a huge amount out of working with the young people and they are our inspiration – despite their disabilities, they have a go at everything and that makes it a lot of fun!”.

The Awards ceremony will be on the STV player in due course where you can catch up on the programme.

You can see the film made about us here.


  1. Great to see these young volunteers getting public recognition.
    Reminds me of the days of my youth when I was a scout volunteer helping to run the Mearnskirk Hospital Group and later being a Cub Leader running the 77th Glasow for a couple of years. Good to see the Group is still in good heart. This work with disabled young people led me into a career in Social Work.

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