TWO Hermitage Academy pupils have been chosen as the winners of the annual Rotary Young Musician competition for younger secondary school pupils across Helensburgh and Lomond.

Singer Eden Rose Sanderson and bassoonist Fergus Butt were adjudged the winner after the cream of the musical crop from the S1-S3 roll at both the Academy and Lomond School played, or sang, in front of an audience of hugely impressed family members, friends, staff and Rotary Club members.

The competition was organised by Rotarians Colin Shannon and Adam Murdoch, and the pupils who took part were supported by Pamela Frew, head of music at Hermitage Academy, and her Lomond School counterpart Douglas Fleming.

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The overall winners of the competition were chosen by adjudicator Alan Maclean.

Norman Quirk, the president of Helensburgh Garelochside Rotary Club, told the Advertiser afterwards: “I never cease to be impressed by the talent and commitment shown by the people who take part in the youth competitions that Rotary run in this area.

“All of the singers and instrumentalists were of a very high standard and were supported by their accompanists and the music staff from both Hermitage Academy and Lomond School.

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“I would like to thank everyone involved in this event and to Hermitage Academy for hosting the competition.”