CUMNOCK’S Young Citizen of the Year, Mason Kidd, is back in the honours spotlight.

The 13-year-old won the Unsung Hero category at the Young Scot Awards 2018 which was a glittering occasion.

Love Island’s Iain Stirling and Laura Anderson attended as well as actor Christy O’Donnell, internet sensation Dodie, and many more well known faces.

Mason started the inspirational Kidd Kindness Project which he created in memory of his brother Ross who died from cancer.

It involved 18 acts of kindness, including pizzas delivered to Cumnock firefighters and doughnuts to their police colleagues in Ayr Road.

In just 30 days he raised £10,000 for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital charity, which Mason gifted on the day that would have been his brother’s 18th birthday.

Marking the finale of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, the Young Scot Awards is the biggest and best celebration of young people and their incredible achievements.

Marvellous Mason said: “I was so surprised – I didn’t set out to win anything so this is very unexpected. I just wanted to fundraise and inspire other young people to carry out acts of kindness, so winning the Unsung Hero award is an amazing extra bonus.”

Around 3,000 guests were entertained by performances from singer Max George, and a rendition of the Greatest Showman from performing acts students.

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, added: “The Awards celebrate and reward Scotland’s finest and most inspiring young people. A massive congratulations Mason, you have made your community so proud.

“We have been blown away by the incredible stories of courageous young people across the country. These awards have been a fantastic way to round off the Year of Young People 2018.”