Clan Sutherland Young Citizen Award

The Clan Sutherland Young Citizen Award celebrates the achievements and commitment of inspiring young people in Sutherland. It is intended that these awards will be given annually. The Awards are managed by a sub-committee of the Council of the Clan Sutherland Society in Scotland (CSSS) whose headquarters are at Dunrobin Castle, Golspie. The President of CSSS is Mark Sutherland-Fisher and can be contacted at mark@clansutherland.org.uk. Further information about the CSSS and its history and aims can be found on other pages of this website.

The awards are to showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people age 12-14, inclusive. We are looking for young people who enjoy giving a helping hand whether it is at home, at school or in the community. We have chosen this age group to identify young citizens when they are well established in secondary school, but not yet in their final years.

The winner of the annual Clan Sutherland Young Citizen Award will receive a certificate and a prize of £300 at a ceremony at Dunrobin Castle. One half of the prize (an Amazon voucher for £150) is for the recipient and the other half for a local Sutherland charity of the recipient’s choice. It is anticipated that the recipient will use the award to purchase books or equipment, but there are no specific restrictions. The recipient will need to supply information as to which Charity the prize cheque should be made out to, in advance of attendance at the Award ceremony. (Funds may be available to assist with travel to the Award ceremony if appropriate.)

The CSSS is working with Highland News & Media, owners of the Northern Times to identify a list of nominees hopefully a representative sample from each of the five secondary schools serving the population across the county, namely Dornoch Academy, Farr, Golspie and Kinlochbervie High Schools and Ullapool High School. The winner will be chosen from these nominees by the CSSS Award judging panel. Every short-listed nomination will receive a personalised certificate from the CSSS signed by the President of CSSS which will recognise what s/he has done or achieved to be nominated.

Please nominate any young person you know who has, in your opinion, made a difference to the well-being, happiness and confidence of others or to the enhancement of the environment of their community. In this way, you will recognise the personal achievements they have made.

If you know of an inspiring individual, whom you would like to nominate, you will find the Guidelines and Nomination Form by clicking on the link in the menu on the left.


The nomination deadline for the Clan Sutherland Young Citizen Award is 31st March 2023.

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