Aberdeenshire students to be featured in SCARF calendar

Winners of the 2014 SCARF calendar competition – run by energy social enterprise SCARF, with sponsorship from National Grid, were given a tour of the Scottish Parliament yesterday, after being presented with their prizes.

Charlie Georg, Auchterless, Alex Muir, Fortrie, and Fergus Reid, Rothienorman, were among the winners.

The event was sponsored by Dennis Robertson MSP, who hosted the event, and Angela Constance MSP presented the prizes to the competition winners. The 13 winners, from schools in North-east Scotland, drew pictures with an energy efficiency theme highlighting helping the environment and tackling climate change.

Billy Sloan, Chief Executive of SCARF, said: “It’s become increasingly clear that the cost of energy can be a major issue for families, so it’s important that we all reduce our energy use as it cuts our costs and reduces our impact on the environment”.

The calendar competition is a great way for our young people to develop an understanding of the issues for themselves and to share their ideas and thinking. It’s really great that National Grid continues to support the competition which has such value for those involved and strong support from schools and young people across north east Scotland.”

All the winning pictures will be used in SCARF’s 2014 calendar, funded by National Grid, and will be distributed all round Scotland.

Angela Constance, Minister for Youth Employment, who presented the prizes, added: “Educating the younger generations to be energy efficient now will be key to effectively tackling climate change in the future.”