Bo’ness student Raymond is a gold class plasterer

Former Bo’ness Academy pupil Raymond Stirling (26) has won a gold medal in plastering at this year’s WorldSkills UK LIVE national final.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 13th December 2019, 10:38 am

The City of Glasgow College student was one of eight finalists in the competition, which he described as “an incredible experience”.

He said: “I don’t think I quite realised how big an event it is and I was amazed at the range of skills and talent on display.

“Being involved in WorldSkills competitions has been a fantastic experience, which has benefited my work thanks to the training involved in getting ready for the competition, which meant I had to continually do a great job against the clock”.

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He added: “City of Glasgow College and chief executive Paul Little said: “Raymond should be very proud indeed.

“Our students returned from WorldSkills with a total of 12 medals and I am delighted that their tremendous hard work has paid off”.

A total of 530 students and apprentices took part this year, competing over three days of intense competition across a range of core disciplines.