Talented Holly’s heading for the top

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AN INSPIRATIONAL woman with learning disabilities who co-founded a unique dating and friendship agency has scooped a top award.

Holly Millar was one of only 10 people to receive the first-ever Young Scotland’s Got Talent awards.

Holly, from Kirkintilloch, has been recognised for the many achievements she has made in her life.

Not only is she co-founder and a director of ‘dates-n-mates’, which is Scotland’s only dating and friendship agency for people with learning disabilities, she also volunteers at the office of East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson.

Holly (34) is also in the second year of a degree in law and politics which she studies part-time at the University of the West of Scotland.

Young Scotland’s Got Talent awards acknowledge the contribution and achievements of people with learning disabilities in employment.

Holly was presented with the accolade during a ceremony at COSLA’s Verity House in Edinburgh.

She said: “It’s great that I have a job I enjoy and it’s nice to be recognised for what I’ve done.”

MP Jo Swinson said: “I am delighted that Holly has received this fantastic award, which is well-deserved for her dedicated efforts to transform her life and become more independent.

“Holly is an enthusiastic and hard-working young woman and her achievements, from starting a degree to running the dates-n-mates agency, are an inspiration to us all.”