Year of Young People- Young Heroes

Heroes logo

This autumn, Skene Parish Church is launching a Young Heroes Award as part of the Year of Young People. A launch event is being held as part of the Westhill Showcase event on Saturday 25th August at Westhill Academy from 12noon to 4pm.

Our community is full of inspirational and hard-working young people who are making the most of their abilities and talents.  There are young people who are seeking to make a difference in the lives of those around them.  Some of our teenagers are coping in exceptional ways with all kinds of difficult situations including bereavement, chronic illness and relational breakdown.

We need your help!

We want to recognise how amazing our young people are and have developed this award with two distinct categories- Young Carers and  Coping with Adversity.

Links to the nomination form, in pdf and Word doc formats are here:
Skene YoYP Young Heroes Nomination form pdf
Skene YoYP Young Heroes Nomination form Word doc

Guidelines for the nominations are here: Skene Parish YoYP 2018 Guidlines to Nominate

Deadline for nominations is 28th September 2018

The Young Heroes award is featured on page 26 of the Autumn Westhill Bulletin


AFC Kingsford Community Facilities

WECC have been invited by AFC/AFCCT to participate in a working group to discuss how to maximise the benefits to the local community of the new facilities.

In order to promote the views of the community, WECC invite any local individuals or organisations to submit their proposal .  WECC will collate these and present them on behalf of the community at future working group meetings for consideration.

Please email the WECC secretary at with the following details:

Name & Organisation

Email address

1 – What activity would you like to undertake?

2 – How frequently would you undertake the activity?

3 – Where does the activity currently take place?

4 – Does the activity have any special requests regarding facilities/equipment which would require to be provided

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership are in the process of developing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for adults. This will include older adults (65+).

To help shape the strategy, we have organised a number of public engagement drop in events across Aberdeenshire to hear people’s views.

There will be events taking place in Inverurie on Wednesday 22nd August (afternoon and evening), and Westhill on Monday 27th August (2.15 to 4.30 in Westhill Library).

The  poster at link here provides more detail of specific dates and locations.Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy – All

The events can also be found on Facebook:
Inverurie Town Hall (Afternoon)

Garioch Heritage Centre Event (Evening)  

Westhill Library