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By Alistair Whitfield

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Moray's MP has congratulated the winner and runners-up of his annual Christmas card competition.

Every year Douglas Ross invites all 45 primary schools in Moray to help him design a Christmas card.

Hundreds of designs being submitted from across the local area in what was the largest entry since the competition began.

The politician went to St Gerardine’s Primary School in Lossiemouth to meet the winner Aiden Ingram (10).

Douglas Ross with St Gerardine pupil Aiden Ingram.
Douglas Ross with St Gerardine pupil Aiden Ingram.

He said: "It was great to get around so many schools to deliver prizes to this year's winners as well as certificates to everyone who took part.

"There are always a huge number of fantastic entries, and this year was no different.

"I decided to select a winner and six runners-up, but there could have been so many more.

"It was great to meet Aiden and the runners-up at their schools.

"I want to thank every pupil and every school that took part – there are a lot of very talented young people here in Moray.

"The cards get sent to local people, businesses and the Prime Minister, so the winners know their design is now in 10 Downing Street.

"After the difficult year we have all, it was nice to be able to do something so positive."

Aiden's winning design.
Aiden's winning design.

The prizes were sourced from local businesses via sponsorship.

Leftover funds were donated to Moray Riding for the Disabled.

The runners-up were:

  • Angus Obry (9), Botriphinie Primary;
  • Phoebe Dennis (11), Logie Primary;
  • Charlotte Brown (6), Kinloss Primary;
  • Caitlin McCormack (10), Portgordon Primary;
  • Millie Thomson (4), Cluny Primary;
  • Lili Sharman (8), Hopeman Primary.

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