Dundee Culture founder and admin Andrew Batchelor has been named as a finalist in the 2018 Inspire Awards, named only weeks after being announced as a finalist in the 2018 Young Scot Awards.
After the news had been announced, Andrew said:
“So I was just sitting on my laptop and I got a buzz on my phone – a Twitter notification and I have just found out that I have been selected as a FINALIST at the Dundee Inspire Awards in the Make a Difference: Culture category! I am gobsmacked!”
The announcement only came days after it was revealed Andrew was a finalist in the Young Scot Awards, being named as one of three Year of Young People Champions, a one-off category where an overall winner of that category will be announced at the 2018 awards.
The Inspire Awards, similar to the Young Scot Awards, will celebrate young people and groups from across Scotland – for the Inspire Awards, it will have a main focus on the impact the Year of Young People has had on Dundee, rather than the rest of Scotland.
The 2018 Inspire Awards will take place at the Caird Hall on November 20 and the 2018 Young Scot Awards will take place only ten days later on November 30 at the Clyde Armadillo at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.