The Volunteer Awards


The Scottish Canal Volunteer Awards are premier awards for the canal industry in Scotland. They celebrate commitment, success, innovation, excellence and best practice demonstrating Scotland’s capacity for volunteering.

The awards offer the opportunity to recognise those people and organisations who have made valuable contributions to the canal network across the country, and those who go the extra mile to provide the general public with an enviable Scottish asset

Although the 2020 programme was postponed due to the Covid pandemic, 2019 had seen over 25 awards being presented to individual volunteers and many of the organisations who contribute to the success and vibrancy of this very important facility, and part of Scotland’s heritage. 4 outstanding volunteers were inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Ronnie Rusack MBE, of the Scottish Canal Volunteer Awards panel, said …

"We have once again been delighted by the 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."

Click here to receive regular updates on the 2021 Award Launch Programme.

The Volunteer Awards