Bo’ness pupil Lauchlan Muir up for Young Scot Award

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A pupil from Bo’ness who has raised thousands of pounds for charity has been shortlisted for another award.

Lauchlan Muir (12) who attends Bo’ness Public School is a finalist in the Young Hero category of the Young Scot Awards 2017.

Lauchlan has been fundraising since he was five years old and has generated more than £10,000 for Children in Need by posing as a levitating statue in shopping centres across the country.

In November last year he won the first ever Sir Terry Wogan Fundraiser of the Year award in recognition of his inspirational work and was presented with his accolade on the Children In Need.

Now in its 12th year the Awards celebrate contributions and work across health, community, the arts and diversity. From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in each of the 12 categories.

The winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet ceremony at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on April 27, 2017.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “This year we received hundreds of outstanding, inspirational stories of young people like Lauchlan’s in West Lothian, going above and beyond to improve lives in their communities.

“Congratulations to all of the incredible finalists, we are so excited to give them the recognition they deserve and celebrate their incredible achievements!”