Renfrewshire has honoured local groups and volunteers who go above and beyond for their communities in the 2021 Provost’s Community Awards.

The award winners were chosen from more than 80 outstanding nominations submitted by their peers in the local community.


The recipients of this year’s awards were:

Arts and Culture (sponsored by Renfrewshire Council) – Calum Coutts

Carer’s Award (sponsored by former Provost Nancy Allison) – Rays of Hope Cancer Support

Community Group (sponsored by City Gate Construction) – Darkwood Crew

Community Volunteer (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd) – Mike Dillon

Employee of the Year (sponsored by UNISON Renfrewshire) – Brian Wilson

Sporting Achievement (sponsored by Acre Industrial Services Ltd) – Scott MacKinnon and Lewis Nicholson

Ingenuity in Business (sponsored by Provost Lorraine Cameron) – Gordon Kyle, Miller and McClure Opticians

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “Over the past year our communities have faced challenges unlike any they’ve experienced previously, and it’s even more important that we pay tribute to those unsung heroes who have been a light in the darkness during these difficult times.

“These winners were all nominated by their own communities and I’m honoured to be able to reward them for their dedication and commitment.

“We received a tremendous amount of nominations this year, highlighting that the hard work going on in our communities is not going unnoticed.

“I’m sorry that we are unable to come together and celebrate these achievements, but I look forward to congratulating you all in person in the future.”

The Provost’s Community Awards were first established in 1997 by former Provost Nancy Allison.

The awards have been continued by each subsequent Provost and have recognised more than 100 deserving community members for their commitment and devotion.

For more information on the Provost’s Community Awards, visit