Dalhousie Castle Christmas Card competition

Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa have announced the lucky winner of their Christmas Card Competition.

The winner Luke Cormack, a P5 pupil from Tynewater Primary School, Pathhead, has won a Christmas party to remember at Dalhousie Castle for him and his classmates.

Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle

Luke’s design will be the face of Dalhousie Castle’s Christmas, with the cards gracing the mantelpieces and walls of the castle’s associates.

Douglas Lawson, head teacher at Tynewater Primary, said: “The class were absolutely over the moon to have won the competition, and are looking forward to next Wednesday’s party at Dalhousie. It is very good for the school to have links with local businesses which are part and parcel of the Midlothian community. It will be great for the children to get an insight into the castle as they might not have seen it themselves yet.”

Dalhousie will be providing some Christmas fun in the form of music, games and a festive finger buffet, for the lucky class at their Christmas party at the castle.

John Badley, general manager of Dalhousie, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the response we had to the competition, and are very much looking forward to welcoming the class to the castle. We hope it will be very exciting and a memorable day for them, as I know we all have fond memories of our own School Christmas parties. I really want Dalhousie to be a key part of the community at all levels.”

John was joined on the judging panel by Dalhousie’s events co-ordinators Mhari Mckay and Hannah Wood as well as Advertiser editor Jo Robinson. Jo said: “It was lovely to be involved in picking the winner - although it was a really tough decision as the standard of entries was phenomenal.”