Sophie comes second in Miss Scotland

Falkirk Herald columnist Sophie Wallace was voted runner-up in the 2017 Miss Scotland competition.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th August 2017, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:38 am
Miss Scotland 2017 top three: Winner Romy McCahill, centre, 2nd Sophie Wallace, right, 3rd Olivia McPike

Sophie, from Reddingmuirhead, who is studying multi-media journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, was stunned when she learned she was first runner-up for the coveted title, which qualifies winner Romy McCahill for the Miss World contest.

Throughout the competition the 20-year-old was raising money and awareness for the Carers Trust Scotland.

Sophie, who is in the third year of her studies, said: “This is such a high achievement for me. I have a little crown and I can’t take it off at the moment.

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“It’s been such an honour to have been in the competition with all the girls who were all phenomenal. Through entering Miss Scotland I was given a platform to raise awareness of one of our biggest social issues and I hope by coming second I can raise the issue even further.”

In third place was Olivia McPike. The final took place at Glasgow’s Hilton last night (Thursday).