Midlothian apprentice Marc on the right road with award

Apprentice of the year Marc Reid (right) with his mentor Alan Fleming.
Apprentice of the year Marc Reid (right) with his mentor Alan Fleming.

The council’s roads team at Fushiebridge is celebrating after one of its youngest members scooped an Apprentice of the Year award.

Marc Reid (17), recently completed his first year of apprenticeship through the Road Building department of Edinburgh College with a glowing report.

The former Newbattle pupil from Gore Glen beat 10 apprentices from Midlothian, West Lothian and Stirling councils to the title.

Marc said: “I only found out I’d won when a lecturer asked why I hadn’t come along to the awards ceremony. I didn’t even know I was nominated but I was a wee bit pleased.”