Lewis wins engineering scholarship
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