Kids fly the flag for DoE

Youngsters celebrate reaching the top of Beinn Dorain
Youngsters celebrate reaching the top of Beinn Dorain

Young people from the Motherwell area reached new heights and flew the flag as they work for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

The Motherwell group joined young people from all over North Lanarkshire to complete the climb Ben Dorain, a 1076 munro in Argyll to attain the Flag a Munro Commonwealth challenge.

The group is run by Franny Aitken and youth worker colleagues from North Lanarkshire Council’s community learning and development department.

The group meet on Wednesday evenings in Forgewood Community Centre working towards the Duke of Edinburgh award.

They have already completed cooking as a skill, and are currently going to the gym and swimming for the physical section.

The Flag a Munro event was organised by the Duke of Edinburgh award to celebrate this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow .

The Motherwell young people chose Beinn Dorain, immortalised in Duncan Ban MacIntyre’s famous poem, and took part in a practice climb at Tinto Hill before tackling the Argyll climb.

Beinn Dorain is one of the more familiar landmark hills of the Highlands, a graceful, steep grassy pyramid revealed on the drive north from Tyndrum with spectacular views.