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Groups across Scotland win Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Press and Journal

A north-east arts group, the organisers of an Aberdeenshire boat festival and a community car scheme in Wester Ross are just some of the recipients of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation, and is considered to be the MBE for volunteer groups.
Every year, the accolade is given to organisations that provide exceptional social, economic or environmental services for their local community.
Among the 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the award this year is North-East Open Studios , an organisation dedicated to promoting arts and crafts in the north-east of Scotland through its creativity-focused events every September.
Chairwoman Fiona Duckett said the group, which started in 2004, was “thrilled” to receive the award.
She said: “We feel that this award is an amazing pat on the back for every single person who has volunteered and helped make the event that is North East Open Studios.”
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