Ross-shire Pupils come out top in logo design competition

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Front left Winner Kayla Macleod, Front right Runner Up Orla Gilliland both S1 of Alness Academy are pictured with WO2 Eddie Nichol of 3SCOTS Unit Welfare Warrants Officer (who has just been promoted from CSgt) and Lou Kinnear of Promoting Positive Relationships Team at Highland Council.

The Military Liaison Group (Education) are working in partnership with service families across the Highlands to promote positive relationships for all. The Group recently ran a competition across Highland primary and secondary school to design a logo. There was an impressive response and this week the winner and two runners- up were presented with their prizes.

First prize went to Kayla Macleod, a first year pupil at Alness Academy who was presented with a £20 book token, a 3SCOTS teddy bear and  key ring and an invitation to see her winning design put onto a personalised hoody by the 3SCOTS at Fort George.

Before the presentation at Alness Academy a brief outline of the purpose and vision of MLG (Education) was given by The Highland Council’s Positive Partnership Co-ordinator Lou Kinnear then WO2 Eddie Nichol the 3SCOTS Unit Welfare Warrants Officer handed over the prizes to Kayla watched by an audience of S1 peers, and teachers including Tracy Robertson from the Craft Design & Technology department who supported the young people to get creative and enter. Head teacher Beth Brown rounded off the presentation by thanking all S1 pupils for entering the competition and putting such hard work into their amazing designs.

Kayla said: “I made a quick design and then worked on my best one.  I am overwhelmed and surprised at winning but so proud!”

The runners up were Orla Gillilad, also from Alness Academy and David McPhee a P6 pupil at Kiltearn Primary in Evanton.

Tracy Robertson, CDT Teacher at Alness Academy said: “The girls worked very hard to create their logos and I am very proud of their efforts and hard work. We at Alness Academy are very happy for them!”

David McPhee was delighted with his runners-up prize of an Easter egg and a 3SCOTS key ring which was presented to him in his school. He said: “I feel excited and really proud!”

His teacher Mr Gillespie added: “The children really enjoyed taking part in the MLG Logo competition, and amidst fierce competition, David’s inspiring design prevailed.  He is delighted to be recognised for his hard work and effort.  Well done David!”

After making both presentations at Kiltearn and Alness Academy, Eddie Nichol said: “I would like to thank all participants in the MLG Logo competition.  The standard was very high and the winners should be proud of their effort.  The MLG has now a logo to move forward with and will prove to be an important support to the service community in the local area.”


Centre front Runner Up David McPhee P6 of Kiltearn Primary School pictured with Lou Kinnear of Promoting Positive Relationships Team at Highland Council and WO2 Eddie Nichol of 3SCOTS Unit Welfare Warrants Officer


29 Mar 2018