Dumfries youth group success

The Wonderland Group from Dumfries has been selected as finalists in the Young Scot Awards 2012.

The Wonderland Group, aged 13-21, from Dumfries are finalists in the health category for developing an Alice in Wonderland-themed role-playing game. Last year Wonderland attracted 400 visitors at the Youth Beatz event in Dumfries, where they took young people on a journey through themed zones like the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, which deals with mental wellbeing and Eat Me: Drink Me which tackles drug and alcohol abuse.

Now in its seventh year, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards is a chance to celebrate the achievements of 11-26-year-olds who have made a positive impact on the lives of others and who have made a real difference in their local community.

The awards recognise the passion and dedication shown by young people across the country and the three finalists from each of the 13 categories are invited to the glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on April 26 where X-Factor winner Matt Cardle will wow guests with an outstanding acoustic set from his chart topping debut album, Letters.

Louise Macdonald, CEO of Young Scot, said: “In our seventh year, we’re delighted to be hosting another Young Scot Awards where we can recognise and celebrate some of Scotland’s most inspiring and hard working young people.

“This year we have been inundated with brilliant stories from all around Scotland. It’s a true testament to the achievements and contributions that young people in Scotland are making in their communities.”

For further information please visit www.youngscotawards.co.uk.