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Inverness College UHI is celebrating the success of one of their students in the Skillbuild Scotland competition.

Apprentice bricklayer Alan Falconer, 19, of Lochardil, Inverness won the Junior Skillbuild competition for Brickwork. Alan triumphed over eighteen competitors to win the event, which was held at Dumfries and Galloway College on Wednesday 28th May. This latest win rounds off a successful term for the Construction School at Inverness College. Earlier this year, a team of four HND students competed against students from colleges and universities across Scotland to win the Chartered Institute of Building annual Student Challenge event in Perth, for the fourth time in five years.

Alan’s employer, Tom Fraser, of TM Fraser Ltd, also won the same competition back in 1993 while studying at the College. Alan said: “I am absolutely delighted to win this prestigious competition, not just for myself but in recognition of the excellent training received with my employer Tom Fraser and with Inverness College UHI. I am already looking forward to competing in the senior event next year”

Angus Macleod MBE, Head of the College’s School of Construction and Forestry, said “I am proud of Alan’s achievement and that he has continued to maintain the college’s excellent record in competitive events. Inverness College is at the forefront of construction training in Scotland and success at events such as Skillbuild highlights Inverness College’s excellent reputation in collaborating with industry to provide high quality master craftsmen.”

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