Renfrewshire’s Provost Community Award winners celebrated at a special ceremony held in the Tweedie Hall, Linwood.
Five community heroes accepted awards by Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall and the sponsors for each category.
Almost 100 people and organisations were nominated for an award in the five award categories, which were revamped last year.
The award winners, their families and the people who nominated them were invited to the event.
This year’s winners were:
Employer of the Year award (sponsored by Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark MacMillan) – Lorna Bradley, Paisley
Sporting Achievement award (sponsored by Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services) – Ross Paterson, Paisley
Community Volunteer award (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd) – Arlene Clark, Renfrew
Community Group award (sponsored by Piazza shopping centre, Paisley) – I Am Me, Renfrewshire
Carer’s award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison) – Amanda Macdonald, Glenburn
Provost Hall said: “It is always important to recognise and honour the many dedicated people who do so much for others in the community, often without looking for anything in return. The huge number of nominations is a great indicator of the good that takes place daily within our communities, so deciding on five winners is always a hard thing to do.
“The five winners have dedicated much of their own personal time to helping others and are a true inspiration. As I listen to their stories, I am humbled and moved by how they have overcome adversity to make the lives of those around them better.
“I also honored nine community stalwarts with a Distinction Certificate, who have helped to shape and transform our communities over the years. Their contributions have benefited many in the community.”
Provost Hall awarded Distinction Certificates to nine community champions to recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to Renfrewshire. The certificates were awarded to Maureen Brough, Lesley Compston, Jessie James, Robert Knox, Margaret Lavery, Elizabeth McLean, Alan Madden, Sheila Patterson and Doreen Polson.