Panda-monium at the Midlothian Volunteer Awards 2024!

On Thursday 6 June, volunteers across Midlothian arrived at Newbattle Abbey College for our annual Midlothian Volunteer Awards. The night was a blast and we want to thank everyone who attended. It is a joy to celebrate the hardworking volunteers in Midlothian each year. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!


Thank you to our wonderful photographer, Kris Soul Photography, for capturing the evening.

Click the button below to see photos from the awards ceremony:


You can see the winners and nominations from the night in our awards programme:

Mascot Campaign

In 2024, our mascot campaign is a little different. Each year we usually have a student placement who works with us to organise a competition and campaign with a brand new mascot. This year, we didn’t have a student placement but we couldn’t bear to have Volunteers’ Week without a mascot! We brought back mascots from previous years; Bramble the Bear, Pretzel the Panda, and Ringo the Rhino to keep the tradition going. Take a look at our campaign video down below.

We hope these mascots will find someone to look after them next year!

If you attended the ceremony, we’d love to gather your feedback, please fill in this short 3 question survey. Your feedback helps us continually improve for future events.

A BIG thank you to our generous sponsors:

EDF Energy

Esk Valley Rotary Club

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Midlothian Council

Well Done You Ltd

and of course, Newbattle Abbey College.

We can’t wait to see you all again for next year’s ceremony!