A YOUNG film-maker from Helensburgh has received a cash prize from a nature charity after promoting the town’s most popular woodland in an online video.

Daisy Harris, a former pupil of Hermitage Academy and Lomond School who is now studying drama at Manchester University, took to Duchess Woods in the autumn of 2020 with her family.

She filmed as she went, describing the joy she, her late mother and her family felt as they took in the nature surrounding them.

And leaders of the Friends of Duchess Woods rewarded Daisy with a £50 cheque after making a significant contribution to the promotion or management of the Wood.

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David Lewin, chair of the Friends, said: “The video Daisy shot describes the pleasure she, her family and particularly her late mother got from walking in the wood and, has been viewed many times.

"We wanted to thank Daisy in a tangible way for what she did to promote the wood to the local community and visitors and we wish her every success in her future career.”

David says the Friends has always wanted to encourage young people to become actively involved in the the wood through volunteering, school projects or citizen science and hopes to make the award an annual event.

For more information on the charity, visit duchesswood.org.uk/ or check out the group's Facebook page.

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