A young volunteer from Scourie has been recognised for his ‘talent and commitment’ after completing more than 500 hours of volunteer service.

Adam Barnes, 18, who attends Ullapool High School, was presented with a Saltire Award in recognition of his volunteer efforts with several local community groups. Among the local causes to benefit from his ‘amazing achievement’ were the New Broom in Ullapool, the Ullapool District Pipe Band and the West Sutherland Fisheries Trust (WSFT).

Shona Marshall, on behalf the WSFT, said: “We were delighted to present Adam with his Saltire Award.

“Adam is a regular and much appreciated contributor to the Trust, cheerfully assisting with any tasks set. Thanks to this, the Trust has managed to undertake a lot of work that would otherwise have been difficult or impossible. He has proved to be a competent fish biologist as well as turning his skills to computer work. This skill with computers has given the Trust a labour-saving programme to help with data analysis, which is truly amazing to the computer illiterate amongst us!