Media Release: Buckie High girls win young voter competition


PUPILS at a Moray school have won a competition to help promote registration among young voters across the area.

A design created by the five girls from Buckie High has been selected to feature on pop-up banners and leaflets which will be distributed to schools and other locations to encourage young people to register to vote.

Sixteen and 17 year-olds are now eligible to vote in Scottish parliamentary and local elections.

The winning design was the work of (from left) Amber Smith, Regan Innes, Reese Howard, Jamie-Leigh Cumming and Emillia McGarvey, who are joined by Buckie High rector, Neil Johnson, and Ian Milton (right), electoral registration officer for Grampian.

Mr Milton said: “The pop-up banners and leaflets will be distributed to all eight secondary schools in Moray to help raise the profile of voter registration among young people to coincide with the annual household canvass which is currently under way and ahead of the local government elections in May next year.”

Similar design competitions were held for secondary pupils in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.


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