It is indeed unfortunate that this years Awards Programme has been postponed, but understandable given that there is little volunteering on our canals during these difficult times. But let's look forward to more normal volunteering activities as soon as it is safe to do so, and I am sure the 2021 campaign will be bigger and better than ever."

Catherine TopleyCEO Scottish Canals

 We have once again been delighted by this year’s response to the Volunteer Awards. These rewards aim to shine the spotlight on the organisations and individuals who have shown real commitment and dedication to the canal network in Scotland. It is only right that their efforts and achievements are duly recognised and rewarded."

Ronnie Rusack MBEScottish Canals Volunteer Awards Panel

 One has to remember that the existence of the Forth & Clyde and The Union Canals today is without doubt down to the enthusiasm and hard work of the volunteers who work tirelessly to keep these waterays functioning. Without their efforts, we would not have such a remarkable attraction."

Pete WatermanChanel 5 ~ Celebrity Britain by Barge

 These awards offer a fantastic platform to all those involved in the volunteer sector, or who support the work undertaken to maintain and operate the canal network in Scotland. From the individual enthusiast, through the many organisations, and the sponsors who give their support, we are eternally grateful. Without your commitment and support, these awards would not be possible."

Stuart RennieScottish Canals Volunteer Awards

 Volunteers play a vital role in the conservation of Scotlands canals. This project has contributed in a meaningful way to ensure that our canals are attractive and safe places to visit."

Carol BellVolunteer Coordinator at Scottish Canals