TWO youth workers with Callander Youth Project Trust have been recognised for all they do for young people and the community.

Danielle Fitzpatrick and Jamie Proudfoot have been nominated for Scotland’s National Youth Work Awards, one of the events that celebrate Scotland’s first-ever Year of Young People.

It is her vision and enthusiasm that has put Danielle in the spotlight, while Jamie's work to help youngsters with employment opportunities has been noticed.

Jim Sweeney MBE, CEO of YouthLink Scotland, the national agency for youth work, said: “We want to celebrate young people and the youth workers who make a difference.

"Danielle Fitzpatrick and Jamie Proudfoot are an incredible illustration of youth work that literally changes lives.

"In every part of Scotland, every day, thousands of youth workers, many of them volunteers, are supporting young people to follow their dreams and realise their potential.

"At the heart of these awards will be the voices of our young people, telling their youth work story.”

In just 18 months, Danielle has brought youth and community closer together.

Breathing new life into the youth forum has led to a successful campaign by young members to have a late night bus service from Stirling.

The new Youth Community Group has empowered young people to design and raise funds for a variety of community events.

Since joining Callander Youth Project Trust in 2015, Jamie has taken the lead on creating an employability hub.

He’s established the project as an SQA-accredited centre capable of delivering vocational qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships.

That’s involved upskilling the whole youth work team as assessors on hospitality, business and workplace core skills qualifications and now the project can deliver apprenticeships entirely in-house.

He also works to grow vital community partnerships for youth employment.

The National Youth Work Awards will be held on Thursday, March 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow, hosted by Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP.

For more on YouthLink Scotland, visit its website.