Lewis wins en­gi­neer­ing schol­ar­ship

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A HIGH School of Dundee pupil has won a na­tional schol­ar­ship as he aims to be one of the coun­try’s lead­ing en­gi­neers.

A spokesman for the school said Lewis By­ers is one of only 30 pupils in Scot­land to have been se­lected to re­ceive an Ark­wright Schol­ar­ship, a pres­ti­gious award which aims to in­spire and nur­ture school-age stu­dents to be the UK’S fu­ture l ead­ers of t he en­gi­neer­ing pro­fes­sion.

The F5 pupil will now re­ceive guid­ance and real-world in­dus­try in­sight from a men­tor who works in the me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing sec­tor – which Lewis hopes to pur­sue a ca­reer in – as well as £600 over two years to as­sist with his de­vel­op­ment.

The spokesman said: “Lewis was awarded his schol­ar­ship after com­ing through a rig­or­ous se­lec­tion process which be­gan in F4 and in­cluded a de­tailed ap­pli­ca­tion, a prob­lem solv­ing test and fi­nally a panel in­ter­view at Her­riot Watt Univer­sity.”

A num­ber of trees have been dumped fol­low­ing the end of the Christ­mas pe­riod – but they have not yet been up­lifted by Dundee City Coun­cil, and res­i­dents have hit out at the eye­sore.

Trees have been spot­ted on Ar­broath Road, Pan­mure Ter­race, Perth Road and Strathyre Av­enue and West End coun­cil­lor Richard Mc­cready – whose ward cov­ers Perth Road – has called for the mess to be dealt with.

He said: “I’ve had sev­eral com­plaints that there are Christ­mas trees ly­ing around the pave­ments and I’ve also seen many for my­self that have been chucked out and left ly­ing.

“This is one area where we are see­ing lack of fund­ing af­fect­ing ser­vices. As a city coun­cil we need to put a lit­tle bit more ef­fort into the col­lec­tion of trees after Christ­mas.

“It’s one of these things that’s easy to pre­dict. We know trees will need dis­posed of after Christ­mas and we need to be geared up for that.”

One lo­cal res­i­dent, who lives on Ar­broath Road, said: “Christ­mas was a few weeks ago now so I am a bit sur­prised to see so many trees sud­denly ap­pear­ing at the side of the road.

“They are not hugely in the way but they are a bit un­sightly and I hope they are not just go­ing to be left ly­ing about in­def­i­nitely.

“The peo­ple who can af­ford to pur­chase real trees – and some of them are ab­so­lutely huge – are surely re­spon­si­ble enough to make sure they are dis­posed of prop­erly.”

Mary­field coun­cil­lor Lynne Short has en­cour­aged the pub­lic to dis­pose of their trees re­spon­si­bly.

She said: “The coun­cil ran a big cam­paign on so­cial me­dia ex­plain­ing how to dis­pose of trees. I would en­cour­age peo­ple to go on­line and find out more, so we

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