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Former St. Colman’s College pupil named as one of 2018 Moffat Scholars

Former St. Colman’s College pupil Niall Smyth, 22, has been named as one of the 2018 Moffat Scholars.

The student won a prestigious tourism and events scholarship at a Scottish university.

 

 

The annual awards are available to students on travel, tourism and events-related courses at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The scholarships were established in 1998 through funding from the Moffat Charitable Trust, which was set up by the late James H Moffat and his wife, Dr Margie Moffat OBE, the founders of the AT Mays travel agent chain.

Niall, who is in his third year of studying International Events Management, said, “After I graduate, I want to run my own wedding planning business, specifically catering for vintage, rustic-barn style weddings.

 

 

“As I study away from home, the money provided will help with my living and travel costs and gives me the opportunity to try and secure an internship abroad next summer,” he added.

The award was presented by Tom Campbell, managing director of North Coast 500, nicknamed Scotland’s Route 66, who delivered the keynote address at this year’s Moffat Lecture and Awards.

The North Coast 500 route takes in the main roads along the coastal edges of the Scottish Highlands, passing through Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the Black Isle and Inverness-shire.

 

 

 

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