New chapter of Tartan Treasures

Pictured are, from left, Judge Chris Longmuir, Faith Petrie (Under-16 winner), Suzanne Milne (16 and over), Judge Provost Helen Oswald.
Pictured are, from left, Judge Chris Longmuir, Faith Petrie (Under-16 winner), Suzanne Milne (16 and over), Judge Provost Helen Oswald.

The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Tartan Treasures competition was one of the early highlights of this year’s Tartan Day Scotland Festival.

The competition involved writing a factual or fictional diary entry recalling a place, a time, an occasion or a person with a Scottish connection and attracted more than 160 entries.

Councillor Helen Oswald, Angus Provost, said: “I’ve judged the Tartan Treasures competition several times and the fact that it now attracts entries from all over the world shows how word has spread about this competition and about the Tartan Day Scotland Festival.”

As well as Mrs Oswald, the judging panel consisted of Norman Atkinson, local historian and chair of the Arbroath 2020 Group and prize-winning author Chris Longmuir.

The finalists in the 16 & Over category were Suzanne Milne from Forfar, Karen Hill from Lancashire and Alex Mahon from Spain; while Under-16 finalists were Chloe Phillips from Broughty Ferry, Allie Moir from Montrose and Faith Petrie, also from Montrose.

Suzanne Milne was named the winner of the 16 & Over category and received an overnight stay at Carnoustie Golf Hotel, with Faith Petrie winning the Under-16 category and a Kindle Fire tablet.