4th of July Gold Award Presentation

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Group 1- High School of Dundee and Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
Presenter- Alasdair Hay, Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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Group 2- Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools
Presenter- Lisa McKenzie, Fencing Competitor

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Group 3- George Watson’s College and The Girls’ Brigade in Scotland
Presenter- Graeme Duffin, Musician

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Group 4- Strathallan School and Girlguiding Scotland
Presenters- Chris Paterson, Former Scotland Rugby player

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Group 5- Loretto School, St George’s School for Girls and The Glasgow Academy
Presenter- Dawn Steele, Actress

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Group 6- Robert Gordon’s College and Gordonstoun School
Presenter- Paul N’jie, DJ and radio presenter

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Group 7- Argyll & Bute Council, Independent Schools’ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Consortium (ISDEAC) and The Army Cadet Force Association Scotland
Presenter- Major General Nick Eeles

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Group 8- Falkirk Council, Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council
Presenter- Arlene Stuart, Radio Presenter

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Group 9- The Highland Council and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)
Presenter- Chief Superintendent Julian Innes, Local Police Commander for Highlands and Islands Division

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Group 10- Angus Council, Moray Council and Stirling Council
Presenter- Colin Downie, Charity Business Manager

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Group 11- Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dundee City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, North Ayrshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council
Presenter- Michael Stirling, The Beano Editor

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Group 12- City of Edinburgh Council, The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland and East Renfrewshire Council
Presenter- Kevin Twaddle, Former Football Player

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Vox pops


Dawn Steele was a presenter at our Gold Award Presentation. Listen to her thoughts on the Award and the day out at Holyrood Palace.



Rory MacPherson from Inverness chatted with Danielle about his adventures to get his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. “Challenging, Exciting, and Enjoyable” are the three words he thinks about doing his DofE – watch and find out why!



Chief Superintendent Julian Innes is Local Police Commander for Highlands and Islands. We had a chat with him about what it means to achieve a Gold Award and how he felt to watch his daughter receive her Gold Award. Julian was one of our presenters at this year’s Gold Award Presentation.



The Beano editor Michael Stirling took some time to talk to us at the Gold Award Presentation. Thankfully there was no Dennis the Menace in sight!



Kirsty from Annan’s Mum chats about why DofE is so important for young people and how much fun it is to tell the taxi driver you’d like to go to the Palace!

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