Linlithgow Academy Students are finalists in this year’s Young Enterprise Scotland’s Peroosh People’s Choice Award for their company Tartan Texts.

Young Enterprise Scotland has been inspiring & equipping young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise since 1992. Every year they support around 15,000 young people, from all backgrounds, develop their business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills & ultimately become more employable.

The Linlithgow Academy students founded Tartan Texts which wrote, illustrated, marketed and sold an original children’s storybook; ‘Harris the Haggis: Adventures in Edinburgh’.

Tartan Texts comprises seven S6 Linlithgow Academy students : Aidan Murphy (managing director); Rhianwen Hopwood (author and HR director); Holly Mayland (illustrator and company secretary); Ciara Benson (operations director); Tom Lawrence (finance director); and Calum Ireland and Oscar Milne (marketing directors).

Their aim is to encourage children to read and improve their literacy. They have sought to achieve this by writing a simple, engaging and light-hearted story which follows the adventures of an iconic Scottish character.

In order to engage with potential customers they visited multiple primary schools and playgroups, engaged in community support and even partnered with VisitScotland to get Harris into the hands and hearts of as many kids as possible.

The book, priced at £6.50 can be purchased by getting in touch via email tartantexts@gmail.com or on Instagram @tartantexts.

Linlithgow Academy are competing against 14 other regional winners from across Scotland.

Voting is now open for finalists in this competition. You have until Monday, 1st June 2020, 5:00pm to cast your vote (here).

 

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