Ellon man gets a top accolade

Bradley Fraser receives his award at Trinity College from Garry Murray of Wright and Coopers
Bradley Fraser receives his award at Trinity College from Garry Murray of Wright and Coopers

An Ellon man has been honoured at a formal event.

Bradley Fraser was invited to attend a special awards ceremony hosted by the Wrights & Coopers Incorporation - one of Aberdeen’s seven incorporated trades - at Trinity Hall to recognise his achievements at North East Scotland College.

He has been attending NESCol to study for an HNC in Built Environment while also working for Barratt North Scotland Limited.

Bradley was named runner-up in the Gordon Archibald Medal competition at the event.

This medal, presented by the Wrights and Coopers to honour their former Deacon, Gordon Archibald, who died in 2007 after 54 years membership of the organisation, has been awarded annually since 2011.

Joinery apprentices also attended the ceremony to be presented with Advanced Craft prizes and the William Daniel Award.

Director of learning Susan Grant said: “The college is proud of its continued association with the Wrights and Coopers and is grateful for the encouragement it gives to all our joinery and HNC Built Environment students.

“This event congratulates students who have gone that extra mile to achieve craft excellence and we are delighted that family, employers and invited guests were able to share this experience thanks to the generosity of Trinity Hall.”