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Skye and Lochalsh primary school pupils still have time to enter a Christmas Card competition, which could see their design featured on a gondola.

Kate Forbes MSP has asked young people in primary schools across the Highlands to design a festive card for the consultancy.

This year, the winning design will feature on the UK's only mountain gondola.  Courtesy of the Nevis Range, the winner will also get a gondola trip up Aonach Mor near Ben Nevis, as well as seeing their front cover distributed across Kate Forbes MSP's Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency.

Kate Forbes MSP said: "As we head towards winter, and the skiers and snowboarders make their way to Lochaber, I love the idea that they'll head up the mountain in a gondola and see a festive design by a primary school pupil.

"This is a fantastic prize, which I hope will encourage even more school pupils to take part. At the end of the day, this is about encouraging kids to get involved with something a little bit different."

Chris O'Brien, CEO of the Nevis Range added: "There's nothing more Christmassy than Nevis Range in the snow!

"We can't wait to showcase the winning design and we're delighted to be partnering with our local MSP Kate Forbes."

Every primary school in the Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency has been sent a letter from Kate Forbes MSP inviting them to participate in the competition, with the short brief of an A5 drawing on the theme of a Highland winter – featuring aspects of the region's landscape, culture and sports.

Subject to space, all entries will be displayed in the window of Kate Forbes MSP's constituency office on Dingwall High Street.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday 16 November.  Submit your designs to 12 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9RU.


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