AN IRVINE man is in the running to win a national award for his volunteering work.

Anthony Chalmers from Fullarton Youth and Community Project has been shortlisted in the Digital and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) category for the 2020 National Youth Work Awards.

Youth worker, Lindsey Forsyth, said: “Anthony was a young person himself within Fullarton Youth and Community Project for five-years.

“After returning from university he decided to volunteer with the group.

“His passion for media inspired him to create a programme allowing young people’s voices to be heard through filmmaking.

“His enthusiasm and determination made a way for a part time post to be created which in turn gave young people opportunities they otherwise may not have had.”

In addition to Anthony, the Innovative Schools Project from Irvine, has been shortlisted in the Attainment and Skills category.

The awards dinner will take place this week at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.

It will be hosted by BAFTA award winning actress, Jane McCarry, who stars as Isa in Still Game, and Deputy First Minister, John Swinney.