Buchan apprentices rewarded

Scott Watson (left) and Daniel Webster.
Scott Watson (left) and Daniel Webster.

At the recent North East Scotland College Construction Crafts Ceremony, two talented apprentices from Mintlaw and Cruden Bay collected awards from Heather Farquhar, Aberdeen City Council’s senior officer, Employability Skills and Community Enterprise.

Painting and decorating apprentice Scott Watson (21), from Cruden Bay, won the Advanced Craft Award & the Scottish Decorators Federation Craft Award.

Scott is employed by Lawrence Milne.

Also rewarded was carpentry and joinery apprentice, Daniel Webster (26) from Mintlaw, who was awarded third place in the Stage Two Award.

Daniel is employed by Aberdeen City Council.

Pat Cromar, faculty manager at North East Scotland College welcomed the young professionals.

She said: “Scott like many others likes to keep busy.

“He is always looking to improve the standard of his work by asking questions.

“His work in the Advanced Craft course was of a very high standard.

“Scott also takes home the Scottish Decorators Federation Advanced Craft Award. Very well done.”

She continued: “Daniel demonstrates a careful and thorough thought process and works hard at expanding his knowledge.

“He shows imagination and creativeness for his work and often talks about the projects he has planned out with college.

“Not only is Daniel a diligent student, he also has the correct manner to guide others and pass on his knowledge.”

Prizes were also presented to those studying bricklaying and plumbing.