Newton Stewart Inititiative

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Local Youth worker wins National Award

Newton Stewart Initiative relaunched its youthwork programme at the beginning of 2023. Employing several youth workers to help tackle anti social behaviour in the town, the youthwork has gone from strength to strength. It has been made possible by building a close relationship with Youthworks DG, which is run by Laura Kiltie.

Laura has just won a national award for Youth Worker of the Year at the National Youth Work Awards held in Glasgow and we wanted to publicly congratulate her on this and thank her for all of the hard work that she puts into youthwork in Newton Stewart and the surrounding areas.

“Laura Kiltie, deeply woven into Dumfries and Galloway’s community, epitomises transformative youth work in Wigtownshire. Renowned for spearheading partnerships and significant initiatives, Laura’s proactive ethos has led to tangible enhancements in youth engagement. Celebrated and loved by the young people she supports, Laura’s unwavering presence and advocacy provide a lifeline for many, making her an integral part of the youth work landscape.” National Youth Work Awards 2024