Keira's festive card design scoops bike

TAKING to two wheels during the festive break is Springfield Primary School pupil Keira Wilson.

The 11-year-old, who lives in the border village, was overall winner in the competition to draw or paint a Christmas Card design for Dumfriesshire MP and Scottish Secretary David Mundell and MSP Oliver Mundell.

A panel of independent judges, including players from Annan Athletic FC, faced a daunting task in choosing winners and runners-up in various categories.

But keen artist Keira's design showing a Santa snowman in a traditional cottaged village proved to be the firm favourite and she received a gleaming new bike and a certificate as her prize.

The scene was printed on the cover of the father and son political team's official Christmas cards, which were received by organisations and individuals around the constituency who make a difference to their communities.

Copies of the card were also sent to the Scottish First Minister and UK Prime Minister.

David Mundell said: "We consistently receive a large and high standard of entries and Keira's was outstanding. It was a tough task for the judges."

Oliver Mundell said: "Keira's card looks very like her home village's main street and she has captured well the scale of the cottages stretching out into the distance."

The runners-up, whose designs were printed on the back of the card, were: Hannah Grieve from Dunscore Primary, Ava Bell, Langholm Primary and Corin Marsh, Amisfield.