Mature student George Rennie was the latest recipient of the Norman Fraser Design Trust Award presented at the Angus College Graduation and Awards Ceremony.
George (35), originally from Kirriemuir, now living in Edzell, has proven himself to be an outstanding student and also received the award for “Best HNC Engineering Systems Student”.
After leaving school George worked as a bus driver in Kirriemuir for twelve years, but when he faced the threat of redundancy decided to come to college to study Introduction to Engineering.
George continued his studies at Angus College for a further four years during which time he proved himself as a hard working and enthusiastic student with a passion for engineering.
George’s other passion is music, in particular playing the accordion. He is now combining two interests in a new project designing and building electronic systems for accordions.
George has identified the need for something new in this niche market and hopes to invest the prize money from the design trust award into this enterprising project.
Angus College principal John Burt said: “George is an excellent example of lifelong learning and deserving recipient of the Norman Fraser Design Trust award. It is great to see that he is combining his passion for music and engineering to create something new and wish him all the best.