On Thursday 7th June 18 volunteers from across Dunkeld and the surrounding area were invited to an evening of celebration at the Birnam arts centre.
The evening was organised to take place during volunteer week which is a national celebration of volunteers. All the volunteers who participated had been invited along after being nominated by the residents of Dunkeld and the surrounding area.
Local fiddler Pete Clark introduced the evening by playing his fiddle and sharing some stories, this was followed by the presentation of the awards to 12 groups and 6 individuals. After the presentation it was great to hear from the nominees about why each individual or group deserved to be nominated. As the formal part of the evening came to a close, guests were treated to a buffet and wine giving the volunteers a chance to network and make valuable connections with the wider volunteering community.
The evening was organised in partnership with many organisations which form the HIPSHIRE network. The event could not have happened without the generosity of the community, the Birnam Arts and the organising group especially Lidia and Evelyn for their support in getting the word out about the event plus sending out all the invites. It is hoped the event can become a regular fixture in the volunteering calendar should this be a wish of the community.