An awarding time for Cambus actor Reece
Nominated for prize
A young Cambuslang actor has admitted he was over the moon when learning he had been nominated for an award.
Reece Donnelly is up for this year’s Young Scot award, which is run in association with our sister paper the Sunday Mail.
The 21-year-old actor has been nominated for his hard work in setting up the Theatre School of Scotland, who aim to find and develop promising young Scottish talent who can then shine on stage and screen.
A mum of one of the pupils there felt Reece, who has appeared in the likes of Waterloo Road, should be recognised for his efforts.
He said: “I’m over the moon, I wasn’t expecting it at all.
“You work so hard behind the scenes trying to get everything right, so it means a lot when that gets recognised - it suggests that you are on the right path.
“We have just moved into our new premises, which is the natural next step for us, as we want this to be a hub for Scottish kids to come and learn.
“We’ve been trying to reach kids and help them reach their potential, because there is a lot of it in Scotland.”
Reece also believes that the Young Scot awards are great at showcasing the work of emerging Scottish talent.
He added: “It’s a total recognition of what young people are all about - there’s people there aged 14, 15 who are doing amazing things, so I actually felt a little old looking at it!”
Another nominee also has a Cambuslang connection.
Make-up vlogging sensation Jamie Genevieve lived in the area while growing up, attending Cathkin High, and she is nominated in the Entertainment category.
The winners will be announced on Friday, November 30 at the SEC and Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow.
Delight Reece Donnelly, seen here at the opening of the theatre’s school new base, is up for an award