Falkirk man in frame for top specs award

A Falkirk man has been chosen as a finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year award.

Allan Farrell is in with a chance of winning the £10,000 prize fund at a glittering award ceremony in London in October.

The 23-year-old was chosen from thousands of specs-wearers across the UK and Ireland who have been showing off their specs by sharing selfies online throughout the spring and summer months.

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After being selected Allan was invited to visit his local Specsavers store in Falkirk where he received a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £129 glasses voucher.

He said: “I may need my glasses to see but they are still a fashion accessory which I love wearing – I’ve had numerous styles over the years depending on the style I like at that time.

“My glasses reflect who I am and with Specsavers there are so many frames and designer brands that I can chose from.

“The team at the Falkirk store have been brilliant, I really hope I make it to the final in London.”

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Zander McNaughton, store director of Specsavers Falkirk, said: “We are thrilled that Allan is a semi-finalist and wish him all the best – it would be a brilliant achievement to get to the next stage.”

The awards were launched by Strictly Come Dancing star and TV personality Oti Mabuse earlier this year.

There are eight categories including a social media winner voted for by the public and one overall winner.