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Scene set for Muir of Ord 'village that shares' awards as two big anniversaries and community action are celebrated

By Hector MacKenzie

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Muir of Ord will be celebrating its status as the village that shares today.
Muir of Ord will be celebrating its status as the village that shares today.

A ROSS-SHIRE community is today celebrating its status as "the village that shares" with an awards ceremony.

Muir of Ord Development Trust is marking two special occasions during today's event at the village hall, which starts at 2pm.

It is the five-year anniversary of the Muir Hub and the 10-year anniversary of when the former Muir of Ord Hall and Facilities Company took on the village hall from Highland Council in May 2012.

Today's Muir of Ord Village Celebration and Awards Ceremony will include a barbecue and refreshments served in the garden, live music from Calum Jones. It will also offer an opportunity to hear from groups and organisations and celebrate the achievements of people living and/or working in the community of Muir of Ord.

Award categories include:

The Village That Shares accolade which celebrates a community group or organisation working with local people to shape their own future and to build a fairer society where everyone in the community thrives.

Transforming Lives

This award celebrates a community group or organisation whose support has had a significant impact on changing local people’s lives.

Bringing Communities Together Award

This award celebrates a community organisation that brings diverse communities or people together, creating places where everyone belongs.

Enterprising Organisation

This award celebrates a community group or organisation that has developed a creative business model that makes them successful and financially resilient.

Community Empowerment Champion

The award for community empowerment champion celebrates the efforts of an outstanding individual or team who has created strong partnerships with local community organisations and worked in an innovative way to unlock the power of its community by removing bureaucracy, reducing environmental impact or improving the life chances of people who are impacted by poverty and health inequalities.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

This award is for a volunteer, friend or neighbour who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to persons or charitable causes within the community, whether in a social, economic or environmental capacity.

Community groups, businesses, the Hub concept group, partner organisations and volunteers have been invited to showcase their activities and services in the community over the years and demonstrate this with stories, images and memorabilia which will be showcased on storyboards in the village hall.

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