Highland Council Black Isle Show competition winners announced

The winners of competitions and a prize draw organised by The Highland Council at the Black Isle Show have been announced.

Daniel Cormack from Invergordon was the adult winner of the High Life cycle the fastest mile challenge and Aiden Mackenzie of Culbokie was the under 16 winner. Daniel won an annual membership of High Life.

A total of 109 people tried the cycle challenge.  Convener of The Highland Council, Councillor Sandy Park who visited the Council marquee said:  “I was very impressed by the number of competitors coming forward to have a go at the challenge. Joining High Life is a great way of improving your health and wellbeing.”

In a children’s competition to design a cycle helmet and win a bike, George Forsyth of Elgin won the first prize of a bicycle donated by Dryburgh Cycles, Dingwall.

The art colouring competition was run in conjunction with The Highland Council’s Safer Routes to Schools team in TEC Services and was hugely popular with 180 entries ranging from children 3 to 16 years of age.  The competition was supported by local cycle shops Dryburgh Cycles of Dingwall and Square Wheels of Strathpeffer.

Highland Councillor Angela MacLean said: “The standard of art work was very high and it was a pleasure to judge such a competition.  There was a large entry from both local young people as well as entries from all over Scotland and England."

Debbie Tuckwell, Assistant Road Safety Officer said: “It was fantastic to see how enthusiastic young people were about helping to promote the safety message to their friends.”

Inverness, Hilton resident, Aileen Brown won the community safety themed prize draw held by the Council’s Trading Standards. Mrs Brown correctly answered questions on her rights when entering into contracts with doorstep sellers, proving she has the confidence to deal with any cold callers.  She was recently presented her prize of a £50 Highland Industrial Supplies (H.I.S.) voucher from Trading Standards Team Leader, David MacKenzie.

Consumers who may like advice about cold callers or have a specific complaint about goods or services they have bought in their home, can contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06 to discuss their complaint or write to: The Highland Council, Trading Standards, 38 Harbour Road, Inverness, IV1 1UF.

Highland residents can find out more about their rights when buying on the doorstep or in the home by going to The Highland Council Trading Standards web page www.highland.gov.uk

24 Aug 2011