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Mairi MacLennan, P7 Sgoil nan Loch and Hamish Scott S1 Sir E Scott School have attended an awards ceremony at the House of Lords.


They had taken part in a poetry and art competition commemorating the First World War organised by the charity Never Such Innocence.


Island youngsters collect awards at House of Lords


21 May 2016  

Mairi won first prize for art in her section and was awarded with a certificate and a £500 prize fund, half for herself and half for her school.


Hamish who wrote a poem about Scapa Flow and the First World War received a certificate and a special commendation and he will attend the Royal Navy Battle of Jutland Commemorations in Edinburgh at the end of this month.


Both received a commemorative booklet with the art work and poems of all the winners and runners up from the 2015 -2016 competition from across Britain and the Commonwealth.


Comhairle convener, Norman A MacDonald, said: “I would like to congratulate Mairi and Hamish on their recent success in the poetry and art competition commemorating the First World War.


"It is good to see our young people taking part in these competitions; the First World War is a constant reminder to us all as islanders of the sacrifices made by so many.”


Mairi and Hamish received a contribution towards their travel costs from Comunn na Gàidhlig and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.


More information about the charity which organised the competition is here