Fort Wil­liam/Oban

The Oban Times - - News -

THREE stu­dents from Fort Wil­liam, Alas­dair David­son, Jack Fraser and Matt Lin­gard, and Kati Michalek from Oban, have been short­listed for Lantra, Scot­land’s Land-based and Aqua­cul­ture Learner of the Year award.

Alas­dair David­son, 18, from Ard­gour, is do­ing a Modern Ap­pren­tice­ship SVQ Level 2 in Game­keep­ing through North High­land Col­lege UHI, while work­ing as an ap­pren­tice game­keeper at Cona­glen Es­tate. He is a well-re­spected stu­dent rep­re­sen­ta­tive and takes an ac­tive role in course team meet­ings.

Jack Fraser, 22, from Caol is do­ing a Modern Ap­pren­tice­ship SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Aqua­cul­ture through In­ver­ness Col­lege UHI, while work­ing as an as­sis­tant man­ager at Marine Har­vest (Scot­land) Lim­ited in Fort Wil­liam. He has also taken on an am­bas­sado­rial role, work­ing with young peo­ple and pro­mot­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the aqua­cul­ture sec­tor.

Matt Lin­gard, aged 20, from In­ver­lochy, is do­ing an SVQ Level 2 in Trees and Tim­ber with For­est En­ter­prise Scot­land, while work­ing as a for­est craftsper­son. One of Matt’s great­est achieve­ments to date was be­ing the first ap­pren­tice to un­der­take a hedge-lay­ing pro­ject, which re­ceived warm praise from the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

The stu­dents will find out if they have won at a ceremony in the Dun­blane Hy­dro on Thurs­day March 2.

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