Gold reward for youngsters

Rachel Mills (left), Ryan Brolls and Maeve Wright
Rachel Mills (left), Ryan Brolls and Maeve Wright

A group of local youngsters were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards recently at Holyrood.

They are Rachel Mills, Ryan Brolls and Maeve Wright, all from Douglas Ewart High School.

They all had to complete five sections to earn their awards, which involved volunteering for a year, a skill, a sport, a residential and a four-day expedition when they walked 60 miles and studied alternative energy sources around Sanquhar, Afton Water, Loch Doon and the potential for windmills around Straiton.