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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. 

We held the 2023 awards at Meldrum House on 27 September. It was the first time we had been back fully together since 2019. A recording of the event will be shared on this page shortly. You can find out who won in all of the categories at the winners section below. Well done to them and to all of our finalists. 

Provost of Aberdeenshire Judy Whyte and MC Fiona Stalker standing in front of screen holding awards

2023 winners

The winners for 2023 have been announced. These are the winners across our eight Inspiring categories - who showcase everything from courage to community spirit, our green champions and more.

Read all about our 2023 winners

Large TV screen with the Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2022 logo


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.

Behind the scenes image showing the presenters standing in front of screen.


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 8MB).

Please email for more information.

Event information

Watch Provost of Aberdeenshire Judy Whyte and MC Fiona Stalker present the 2022 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

Our Sponsors for 2023

Inspiring Aberdeenshire would not be possible without the generous support of local organisations. We are delighted that the following sponsors have joined us for 2023:

BP logoNeos Networks logo   FES Group logo

Instock Group logo TPS logo Oxygen Finance logo