An awards ceremony was held recently by Aberdeenshire Council to celebrate the achievements and successes of communities, staff and young people across the region.
Inspiring Aberdeenshire was marked by a civic reception at Haddo House where nominees were up for 12 awards including ‘Best of’ honours for Banff and Buchan, Buchan, Formartine, Garioch, Kincardine and Mearns, and Marr - the six areas that make up Aberdeenshire.
During the evening there was a series of performances from pupils representing schools across the area, including New Deer Primary School Choir, Westhill Academy Ceilidh Band and a dance performance from Hip Hop School Scotland.
The Best of Formartine Award was won by Sally Sheehan, from the Ythan Centre in Ellon.
Sally was described as a “tireless individual” supporting families in the Formartine area and throughout Aberdeenshire.
Manager of Childcare@home, Maureen Rennie, said of her: “Aberdeenshire Council has a real star in their midst.
“She really is a shining example of a great worker who works hard to encourage good networking, supporting families and believes in sharing good practice to make Aberdeenshire a better place to live.”