AN INSPIRATIONAL group of teens from Dunfermline continued their winning streak by lifting a national digital award.

Digi Crew won big at last year's Dunfermline Press Community Champions Awards as they were crowned Youth Community Champions.

And they've maintained that winning feeling after picking up Scotland's National Digital Youth Work award.

Both wins were as a result of their hate crime campaign, aiming to send a positive message to encourage young people to take pride in being different.

Thomas Forrest, 20, who nominated them, said: "They stand out for me because they have stuck together, formed lasting friendships and have worked so hard over the last year to pull together short films on hard-hitting subjects.

"One of them involved told me it was like his second home. It’s incredible, from a bunch of people who couldn’t look you in the eye, to now standing and addressing the council chambers, they are unrecognisable.

"They welcome new folk because they know how it feels to be an outsider and they are empathetic to the stories of others."

Tim Frew, CEO of YouthLink Scotland, said: "Digi Crew show that when the investment is made in our young people, and they are given the opportunity to learn and grow outside the classroom, their achievement and attainment improves.

"This team of incredible and dedicated youth workers and young people have made a significant contribution to tackling the language of hate and their impact will be evident for years to come in the lives of the young people they work with."

The awards celebrate the power of young people and the vital role of Scotland's 70,000 youth work volunteers and staff.