Gorebridge teenager Lauren Thomson’s hard work and determination paid off recently when she picked up a drumming world title.
The 15-year-old Lasswade High School pupil was crowned under-18 world champion at the international Solo Tenor Drumming competition at Glasgow Caledonia University.
She took the honour for Pryde of East Lothian alongside snare drummer Kyle Smith (19), but couldn’t get involved in the full celebrations given her age.
She said: “Obviously it was quite a shock, I wasn’t expecting to win, I was happy with the way we played.
“So I was happy with how it went on the day, but I was still surprised when they read our name out as the winner, it was strange.
“Everyone else jumped up first, I couldn’t believe it.
“It’s something we have been working towards for a while so all the hard work paid off.
“We practised almost every night for four weeks.
“I didn’t get the chance to celebrate because it was quite late when they announced the results, and by the time we came back through everyone had a couple of drinks, but obviously I didn’t as I’m too young.”
Read more in the October 31 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.