Top award for former Rothesay Academy pupil

Megan Morrison won the top prize at the Scottish Federation of Housing Association's Apprentice Challenge 2016.
Megan Morrison won the top prize at the Scottish Federation of Housing Association's Apprentice Challenge 2016.

A former Rothesay Academy pupil has won a top apprentice award, beating off competition from other entrants from across Scotland.

Megan Morrison, Fyne Homes’ modern apprentice, won the Scottish Federation of Housing Association’s Apprentice Challenge 2016 after submitting a video diary detailing the work she’s undertaken within the housing association.

After being shortlisted by a panel of housing experts, the decision was turned over to the delegates of SFHA’s annual conference where Megan was voted the overall winner.

Megan said: “I am still very overwhelmed by the result.

“Not only did I take away the title of the overall winner in Scotland, but I also met a lot of inspiring people who have motivated me.

I have gained more knowledge and experience from learning from the debates, conferences and sessions.

“I also intend to keep in touch with all of the other apprentices, as I have made a few friends and would love to network with them one day.

“I am very honoured and humbled by all the support and encouragement that I’m receiving from all of the staff at Fyne Homes and committee members.

“I will continue to work hard to achieve my goals and life ambitions.”

Teresa Shields, head of housing services with Fyne Homes, told us: “The committee and staff are all extremely proud of Megan’s achievements and are delighted that she has received this well-earned award.

“Megan has accomplished a great deal in her ten months with Fyne Homes - not only has she passed her SVQ level 2 and CIH Level 2 in Housing but the committee of Fyne Homes has also awarded her a permanent full time contract when her apprenticeship finishes in August.”