Ayrshire College has won an international award for its mental health initiative, #PassingPositivity.

The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world.

Ayrshire College topped the ‘Benefitting Society’ category, beating colleges and universities in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia.

The college won the award for its high-profile #PassingPositivity campaign, initially organised by HND Coaching and Developing Sport students in partnership with the Kris Boyd Charity. The campaign has since been adopted by other departments across the College and the wider community.

Carol Turnbull, Principal at Ayrshire College, said: “To win an International Green Gown Award is a tremendous accolade and our staff, students and partners will be delighted that their outstanding work has been recognised with such a prestigious award.”

Kris Boyd, former footballer and founder of the Kris Boyd Charity, said: “Congratulations to Ayrshire College on winning one of the most prestigious educational awards in the world.”