MUCH-MISSED county fundraiser, charity founder and after-dinner speaker Scott Glynn will be remembered in school prizegiving ceremonies for years to come after an award was created in his name.

All of East Lothian’s six secondary schools will present the Scott Glynn Award, which will be given to the pupil or group who has served their community well over the year and made a difference to others by raising money for a charity, project or cause, at their annual end-of-year prizegiving ceremonies.

The award will be presented in memory of Tranent man Scott – who sadly passed away on January 1 aged 56 – in conjunction with the Walk With Scott Foundation.

The idea for the award came up during a Walk With Scott Foundation board meeting last year and was discussed with Scott himself.

Those at the foundation then contacted all of the secondary schools in East Lothian at the start of this year and asked if the award was something they were interested in doing.

Preston Lodge High School, where Scott was a pupil, was the first to respond and presented its first award to three pupils during a virtual prizegiving ceremony on June 24 (see story on page 19).

Musselburgh Grammar School and Knox Academy in Haddington have also confirmed their first recipients.

North Berwick High School, Dunbar Grammar School and Ross High School in Tranent will present their awards after the summer break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All of the winners will also receive an Amazon voucher.

Karen Kidd, from the Walk With Scott Foundation, said: “It would have been lovely to hand the award over in person.

“We spoke about it with Scott last year, so he was aware we were going to reach out to the schools. It’s something we as a foundation and Scott felt passionate about, encouraging youngsters and recognising them playing their part in the community.

“Some were already doing things before Covid-19 but a lot of people have been doing stuff since then, such as being part of their local resilience team.”

She added that each school had given a reason why each pupil had won the award and described them all as worthy winners.

She said that it was great the pupils “gave something back at a young age” and it was “really great for them to be recognised”.

Scott, a former rugby player and a big fan of the sport, set a challenge ahead of his 50th birthday to walk around every rugby club in East Lothian.

This grew to walking and playing a game of rugby at each club – annual walks around East Lothian have taken place ever since, although this year’s walk could not go ahead due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Scott received an MBE last year for services to health and charity after raising more than £300,000 for local causes, seeing him listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.