A YOUNG man who has made his home in Fort William has been shortlisted for a top award following his ‘hard work and incredible achievements’.
Zeki Brown, 17, has been named as a finalist in the environment category of the Sunday Mail’s Young Scot Awards 2017.
The teenager grew up in a remote house on the edge of the Cairngorms and by the time he had left school he had completed all three levels of the John Muir Award through the Cairngorms National Park Junior Ranger scheme. He has been delivering bush- craft sessions to other young people since.
In 2016, Zeki won a place at the School of Adventure Studies on Skye, where he lived alone in a tipi for almost a year. He also travelled to California to make his first short film, In the Spirit of John Muir.
His next adventure was closer to home when he filmed Wild Along the Way, which aims to show everyone can enjoy wild places.
Now in their twelfth year, Young Scot awards celebrate contributions and work across health, community, the arts and diversity.
From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in 12 categories. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on Thursday April 27.
Zeki Brown has been shortlisted in the environment category.