Tullochan Named as Finalist


Tullochan have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards 2016.

Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the life-changing work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.

Tullochan have been shortlisted in the Perfect Partnership category for our work with West Dunbartonshire Council Education Services in secondary schools across the region, supporting young people with complex issues from S1 to S5 to achieve their potential.

June McDonald, Chief Executive, Tullochan, said:

“We are delighted to be nominated and to have our partnership recognised for the value it creates for young people across West Dunbartonshire. This will be a wonderful occasion and a chance to showcase the excellent work and innovative partnerships being carried out by many charities throughout Scotland.”

Martin Sime, Chief Executive, SCVO, said:

“Year after year Scottish charities and voluntary organisations prove themselves to be beacons for creativity, tenacity and innovation. This year’s Scottish Charity Awards finalists demonstrate these qualities in abundance and are shining examples of how people can work together to make Scotland a better place.”

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public via online voting.

The full shortlist includes:

Charity of the year

  • Saheliya
  • The Prince’s Trust Scotland
  • Scottish Refugee Council
  • Glasgow Bike Station (Glasgow Bike Shed Ltd)

Perfect partnership

  • Aberdeen FC Community Trust and Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Social Investment Scotland and Asda
  • The National Autistic Society and Harper Macleod LLP
  • Tullochan and West Dunbartonshire Council Education Services
  • Health Social Care Alliance (Scotland) and GPs at the Deep End
  • Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Life

Celebrating communities

  • Shazam Theatre Company
  • The Southside Association
  • Woodlands Community Development Trust
  • Friends of Oban Community Playpark
  • South Seeds

Charity champion

  • Sarah Winckless – Scottish Huntingtons Association
  • Jeremy Roebuck – Grow Movement
  • Gordon Aikman MND Scotland
  • Lucy Lintott MND Scotland
  • Petra McMillan – Marie Curie

Exceptional employee

  • Chris Martin – Callander Youth Project Trust
  • Steven Sweeney – Aberdeen FC Community Trust
  • Claire Gillies – Penicuik YMCA-YWCA
  • Dorothy Buchanan – Citizens Advice Scotland

Cracking campaign

  • R:evolve Recycle – Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP)
  • The Power of ‘Are you Okay?’ – See Me
  • Disabled Access Day – Euan’s Guide
  • Stop the Bus – ENABLE Scotland
  • Make Renting Right – Shelter Scotland

Digital dynamo

  • John Wheatley Learning Network
  • The Libertie Project Limited
  • Silver City Surfers
  • Euan’s Guide
  • Quarriers (Go4IT Project)

Notes to editors:

  1. Tullochan, The Polaroid Building, Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, Dumbarton, G82 3PW
  2. The Scottish Charity Awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. More information is available at the Scottish Charity Awards website
  1. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 June
  2. For more details, please contact Chris Mathers, Grants & Communications Manager, chris@tullochan.org, 01389 726152.
Chris Mathers