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Scottish Charity Awards finalists unveiled

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​This year's Scottish Charity Awards finalists include organisations from Skye to the borders, and both professional and volunteer charity champions

The finalists for the Scottish Charity Awards 2014 have been revealed.

Thirty organisations and individuals from Skye to the Scottish borders are in the running for an award at the biggest Scottish Charity Awards ceremony yet.

The annual event will also be celebrating the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year, with a special one-off Sporting Chance award.

The award recognises organisations that use sport to help people overcome social, economic or health disadvantages.

Down Syndrome Scotland's Swim team, Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled, Spartans Community Football Academy, Sports Driving Unlimited, and the Venture Trust are the five organisations in the running for the Glasgow 2014 themed award.

Other categories include Celebrating Communities, Cracking Campaign, Perfect Partnership and Charity of the Year.

Children 1st's retiring chief executive Anne Houston is one of the contenders for an individual Charity Champion award. Other finalists include National Autistic Society volunteer Gail McKeitch, Karen Farquhar-Marr of Befriend a Child, learning disabilty campaigner and volunteer Peter McMahon, and Stuart Rose, a young man who raises awareness of the impact of Multiple Sclerorsis.

All finalists are also entered into the People's Choice Award category. This gives their supporters and members of the public the chance to vote for their favourite overall entry.

The Scottish Charity Awards will be held in Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms on 5 June. Online voting for the People's Choice Award is open until 5pm on Friday 9 May.