Renfrewshire has honoured local groups and volunteers for their work in the community at the Provost’s Community Awards.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron was joined by comperè Gina McKie to help celebrate the achievements of devoted community members who go above and beyond to make Renfrewshire a better place to live and work.

The award winners were invited to a special ceremony at the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone after being chosen from outstanding nominations submitted by their peers in the local community.

On the night guests were entertained by talented musicians from Gleniffer High School before the award ceremony got underway.

The recipients of this year’s awards were:

Arts and Culture (sponsored by Renfrewshire Council) – Johnstone Phoenix Theatre Group

Carer’s Award (donated by former Provost Nancy Allison) – Christine Melville, awarded posthumously

Community Group (sponsored by City Gate Construction) – Forever Young

Community Volunteer (sponsored by Glasgow Airport Ltd) – Lauren Roy-Sutherland

Employee of the Year (sponsored by UNISON Renfrewshire) – Sharon Dennison

Sporting Achievement (sponsored by Acre Industrial Services Ltd) – David and Lesley Mushet

Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron said: “The Community Awards recognises those who really go the extra mile to make Renfrewshire a better place without looking for reward or recognition.

“This year was the 25th edition of the Provost’s Community Awards and it felt especially fitting to be able to host this year’s awards in person following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

“Congratulations to all our winners, your hard work does not go unnoticed.”

The Provost’s Community Awards were first established in 1997 by former Provost Nancy Allison and have been continued by each subsequent Provost, recognising more than 100 deserving community members for their commitment and devotion.

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


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