Inspiring Aberdeenshire

Inspiring Aberdeenshire is one of the council’s biggest annual events. The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of our people across Aberdeenshire who go the extra mile for their communities, often with little or no other official recognition.

The 2024 finalists have been confirmed, congratulations to them all. The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in September.

2023 award winners

2024 finalists

The shortlist of finalists in each category have been announced. These are the finalists across our eight Inspiring categories - who showcase everything from courage to community spirit and more.

Read all about our 2024 finalists

Two young girls singing during the 2023 awards ceremony


In previous years we have had performances during the night from local dancers, singers, school choirs, even a skipping group. We are always keen to get local performers involved throughout the night. If you are involved with a group who would like to be on stage with us at the next event, please email us with a short description of who you are and what you do. Video links will also help the organisers better understand your performance.

Provost of Aberdeenshire and the 2023  presenter standing in front of screen


The event is only possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. A range of local companies have worked with us over the years to deliver this special celebration. View our sponsorship pack (PDF 8MB).

Please email for more information.

Event information

Watch the 2023 awards and see for yourself why Inspiring Aberdeenshire is such a special event for everyone involved. If you have any questions or want to know more, or if you want to perform or sponsor the event, email

Inspiring Aberdeenshire would not be possible without the generous support of local organisations. We are delighted that the following sponsors have joined us for 2024:

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