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N-east apprentice wins craft award

Liam Bruce with his winning cabinet which saw him win a trophy and joinery equipment

Liam Bruce with his winning cabinet which saw him win a trophy and joinery equipment

An apprentice from near Ellon has crafted his way to victory at a national craft competition recently.

Liam Bruce, from Auchnagatt, a student at the North East Scotland College (NESCol) won the Scottish Association of Timber Trade Teachers (SATTT) Annual Craft Competition earlier this month.

His award came only one week after being named CITB Apprentice of the Year at the College’s Fraserburgh Campus.

Twenty competitors from colleges across Scotland took part in the contest which was held at NESCol’s Aberdeen Altens Campus.

Carpentry and joinery students worked to a brief from the judges, constructing a wooden cabinet from scratch, but the quality of Liam’s work saw him crowned the winner.

Principle judge, Andrew Muir, said: “The quality of work produced was of a very high standard, as expected from the best apprentices in Scotland.

“There were only 13 marks between the first three places.”

Liam, who studies at the Fraserburgh Campus, was awarded a trophy and joinery equipment, including a cordless planer and combi-drill, a chisel set, a set of two block planes, a honing system and a Diamond whetstone.

 

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