A colourful turn of phrase scoops award

James Macnab with his Green Pencil Award
James Macnab with his Green Pencil Award
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James Macnab, a primary seven pupil from Cargilfield School, has won the 2011 Green Pencil Award for his poem, the Last Christmas Tree.

James impressed a panel of literary judges, and his trophy was presented by Edinburgh Makar, Ron Butlin.

Councillor Deidre Brock, culture and leisure leader, said: “The awards present a wonderful opportunity for our young people to show how much they know and care about protecting their environment.”