Bute Fabrics apprentice honoured at awards ceremony

Ruth Maltman, deacon convener of the Trades House of Glasgow, with Bute Fabrics' Rothesay apprentice Abigail Planck.
Ruth Maltman, deacon convener of the Trades House of Glasgow, with Bute Fabrics' Rothesay apprentice Abigail Planck.

A 19-year-old apprentice with Bute Fabrics in Rothesay has taken third place in the Trades House of Glasgow Modern Apprentice Awards for 2016.

Abigail Planck, who lives in Rothesay, was presented with a cheque for £250 and a certificate at an awards ceremony in the Trades Hall of Glasgow in Glassford Street, home to the Trades House and its 14 incorporated crafts.

Ken Dalgleish, co-ordinator of the awards, said: “The applications this year have been of a high standard and reflect the diversity of organisations embracing the opportunity that the Modern Apprentice programme offers young people from all walks of life.

“This year we welcomed applicants from the textile industry including Abigail and several individuals who had used the Modern Apprentice scheme to completely change career direction.

“We congratulate all participants this year and thank their supporters for making the ceremony such a motivational occasion.”