Edward constructs a bright future

Edward with Curriculum Leader Robert Whyte (on far left) and Lecturer Kevin Bruce (second from right) and Sector Manager Phil Wilson (far right).
Edward with Curriculum Leader Robert Whyte (on far left) and Lecturer Kevin Bruce (second from right) and Sector Manager Phil Wilson (far right).

Banff and Buchan College student Edward Massie has been awarded the Jim Gardiner Memorial Shield prize for being the best carpentry & joinery apprentice of the year.

Edward (20), from Fraserburgh is working towards Construction Skills SVQ Level 3 in Carpentry & Joinery and is employed by Alan Cruickshank.

Curriculum Leader Robert Whyte said: “Edward is a hard working conscientious apprentice who always tries his hardest and does a good job.

“He started with Banff and Buchan College on the Carpentry and Joinery Evening Class while he was still at School then after completing his 4th Year he came to the College and enrolled on the General Building Course.

“Following that he applied for the joinery apprenticeship with Alan Cruickshank and through that he has come back to College to achieve his SVQ qualifications. Edward works well in both practical and theory and is always on hand to offer help to classmates.”

This is the ninth year that the Jim Gardiner Memorial Shield has been presented. The shield was donated to the college by Mrs Jane Gardiner in memory of her late husband and has been awarded to the best carpentry and joinery student annually since 2003.

Edward was presented with the Shield at the College, in the Carpentry & Joinery Workshop by Robert Whyte, Kevin Bruce (who will be taking over from Robert Whyte as Curriculum Leader in the new Academic Year and Sector Manager Phil Wilson.