Harrison joins Rothesay pupils as Prince’s Trust winner

Harrison Gibson won the Samsung Young Achiever of the Year prize at the Prince's Trust Scotland & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.
Harrison Gibson won the Samsung Young Achiever of the Year prize at the Prince's Trust Scotland & Samsung Celebrate Success Awards.

Former Rothesay Academy pupil Harrison Gibson joined the school’s present-dayXL pupils on the winners’ rostrum at this week’s Princes Trust Scotland Celebrate Success Awards.

Harrison, 24, scooped the Samsung Young Achiever Award after turning his life around by moving to Edinburgh and securing a place on the Trust’s Get Into Homebuilding programme.

Harrison, who was offered an apprenticeship with programme partner Miller Construction after completing the course, said: “I broke down in tears when Miller Homes offered me the job as an apprentice plumber. I am learning a job that I love and it’s all thanks to The Prince’s Trust.”