Newtongrange teen strikes gold

A TEENAGER who recently recovered from major brain surgery has beaten the odds by completing her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Kirsty Brown (18), of Big Brigs Way, was invited to Holyrood Palace on July 4 to receive her certificate from the DofE’s patron and founder – HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Gold Award presentation is a celebration and recognition of Kirsty’s achievements in completing her Gold DofE programme.

Between preparing for and recovering from major brain surgery, Kirsty worked tirelessly through the five sections of her DofE programme over number of months to achieve her Gold Award.