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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.

Thank you to everyone who nominated this year. Read all about our 2022 finalists  

You can watch a recording of our 2021 ceremony on our Facebook or YouTube channels.

Provost of Aberdeenshire Councillor Bill Howatson holding an award

2022 finalists

Our finalists in our eight Inspiring categories, for everything from recognition of our young people to an award for heroes who have battled in the face of adversity, have been announced.

Read all about our 2022 finalists.

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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.

Glass table with three Inspiring Aberdeenshire Trophies on top.


The event benefits from sponsorship by a range of local companies who are keen to be involved from year to year. View our sponsorship pack (PDF 8.17MB).

Please email for more information.

Event information

Watch Provost of Aberdeenshire Councillor Bill Howatson explain why Inspiring Aberdeenshire is such a special event for him and everyone involved. If you have any questions or want to know more, or if you want to perform or sponsor the event, email

Our Sponsors for 2022

Inspiring Aberdeenshire would not be possible without the generous support of local organisations. We are delighted that the following sponsors have joined us for 2022:

  • BP - headline sponsor and sponsors of the Inspiring Aberdeenshire Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Neos Networks - headline sponsor and sponsors the Aberdeenshire’s Future Award
  • Instock - sponsors of the Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental Award
  • Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action  - sponsors of the Inspirational Volunteer Award
  • TPS Fruit and Veg – sponsors of the Heart of Aberdeenshire Caring Award
  • Oxygen Finance – sponsors of the Cultural Award

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