Blacksmith apprentice wins award

Young Apprentice of the Year Darren Kernaghan and Barry Martin of Bute Blacksmiths Ltd at the awards ceremony.
Young Apprentice of the Year Darren Kernaghan and Barry Martin of Bute Blacksmiths Ltd at the awards ceremony.

An apprentice with Bute Blacksmiths Ltd was awarded the Young Apprentice of the Year award recently at a college ceremony.

Darren Kernaghan won the accolade following completion of his SVQ2 in fabricating and welding with Glasgow Clyde College.

Darren started his apprenticeship back in August 2015, and was pleased to have been selected as the course’s Young Apprentice.

Speaking of working at the island business, Darren said: “They’ve been brilliant throughout the whole thing. I really enjoyed it.”