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Loanhead teenager Scott Montgomery is keen for Midlothian to be more green

Loanhead teenager Scott Montgomery is keen for Midlothian to be more green

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A Loanhead teenager is spearheading a project aimed at encouraging Midlothian residents to ditch their cars in favour of greener transport.

Scott Montgomery (17) secured £221,558 from the Scottish Government’s Junior Climate Challenge Fund to get Midlothian cycling and help tackle climate change.

The teenager led the application by Midlothian-based charity, RUTS, to run the UPower project.

Scott developed the idea while completing a City & Guilds qualification in cycle maintenance with RUTS, a charity which supports young people into training, education and employment.

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