SIX South Ayrshire music students passed with flying colours in their recent external examinations.

Hermione Blair, from Girvan, achieved her Grade 1 piano certificate from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), while Grace Denham, from Barr, also achieved Grade 1 in piano – in her case with merit.

Two more youngsters from Barr, Rosie Denham and Darcey Trotter, each passed their Grade 3 piano exam, as did Euan Walker, from Girvan.

The final member of the group, Mark McMillan, from Dailly, passed his Grade 5 exam in violin.

The youngsters, who sat the exams in December, are pupils of Girvan music teacher Graeme Finnie, a former organ student at the Royal College of Muusic in London and now organist and director of music at Kay Park Church in Kilmarnock.

Graeme said: “This is a fine achievement by these young musicians, as owing to Covid ABRSM exams have been on hold for two years.”

Pictured above, from left to right, are Euan, Hermione, Mark, Darcey and Graeme.