Rosehearty winners in Holyrood visit

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has congratulated two local competition winners at an event in the Scottish Parliament.

Rosehearty Primary School pupils, Ryan Nicol (P7) and Hannah Sim (P6) won the SCARF School Calendar Competition and will have their artwork featured in the calendar as a design for one month each – as March and December. All entries were required to promote energy efficiency or demonstrate climate change awareness.

SCARF (Save Cash and Reduce Fuel) is a charity based in North-east Scotland, aiming to reduce fuel poverty. They provide free and impartial advice on how to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs, encourage investment in renewable energy measures, and create sustainable employment opportunities. The calendar was created in partnership with National Grid.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “I congratulate Ryan and Hannah on their impressive artwork. I am impressed they could so creatively capture such an important message and I’m glad the message can now be viewed in the calendar, year round.

“Thank you to SCARF and the artists for advocating for energy efficiency. Everyone should be aware of the issues and do what they can to achieve sustainable energy and affordable warmth.”