South of Scotland
Youth Awards


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The South of Scotland Youth Awards Trust


The South of Scotland Youth Awards scheme was established in 1991 by Gerard Henry who then lived near Langholm, and achieved charitable status in 1999 under the chairmanship of Sir Christopher Collett. Since 1991, more than 400 Awards have been made.

Although the Trust is currently supported financially by a small number of generous donors, and by the Lord Mayor’s 800th Anniversary Awards Trust, (which was set up by Sir Christopher Collett, Lord Mayor of London in 1989) the Trustees would greatly appreciate further funding to secure the future work of the Trust. The Trust chairman, Lt.Col. C.G.O. Hogg, OBE, DL, Mounthooly, Jedburgh, TD8 6TJ, (tel.01835 850394) will be glad to provide further information.

Some Previous Projects:

  • Scout Jamboree in Korea

  • Girlguiding expeditions

  • collecting plants in Nepal

  • medical research in Malawi & India

  • medical & dental electives

  • ecological study of capercaillie

  • the Tall Ships race

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s gold award expeditions

  • joining music festivals - St.Petersburg, British Columbia

  • working in an orphanage in Malawi, and Peru

  • teaching in a primary school in Uganda

  • ecological study in South Africa

  • work with street children in Senegal

Reception for Award Recipients

A short informal reception is held annually in Langholm for Award recipients, which gives the Trustees an opportunity to meet them, and their monitors, and to hear something about their experiences. It is hoped that recipients will be able to attend, and that one or two will volunteer to give a brief presentation of their project.