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Kirsty Taylor recently was award the 2018/19 Snowsport Scotland Volunteer of the Year.

The award was announced at the Snowsport Summit held at Cairngorm Mountain in late September which unfortunately Kirsty was not able to attend.

Kirsty finally received her trophy over the Triple Crown weekend in mid November at Bearsden.

Thank you for all of you time and dedication, Kirsty.


Please read below the nomination that was sent into our office:


“I would put Kirsty forward for Volunteer of the Year for her tireless efforts to promote snowsports to young people living in the Cairngorm National Park. Leading a fantastic engagement program with local schools she brought snowsports into the Primary 6 & 7 classroom in seven primary schools local to Cairngorm Mountain. Strikingly many of the children had had no introduction to snowsports even though they live on the doorstep of Cairngorm Mountain.  The program was a Cairngorm Snowboard Club drive for participation and it did transfer numbers into the pre-winter warm-up program at Glenmore Lodge Dryslope.  But to me the real success was the passion and “stoke” for snowsports Kirsty transferred to the kids in their own classroom.  I was witness to this firsthand in helping Kirsty deliver and cant overstate the enthusiasm she manged to instil for snowsports when engaging with the children.  My nomination of Kirsty for Volunteer of the year is based on that passion to getting children having fun on snow.”




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