A PUPIL at an Ayr secondary school with an eye for a great picture has won praise in a national photography competition.

Annabel Lightfoot, from Belmont Academy, was listed in the secondary-age category of the Scottish Civic Trust's 'My Place' photography competition 2023, a built environment photo competition for young people aged 4-18.

The winning and commended entries for this year's competition were announced on April 24 at the Trades Hall in Glasgow.

Annabel's image, titled Abandonment, was considered one of the top entries.

Ayr Advertiser: Abandonment by Annabel LightfootAbandonment by Annabel Lightfoot (Image: Annabel Lightfoot/Scottish Civic Trust)

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Aneel Singh Bhopal, deputy director of the West Scotland Regional Equality Council and a member of the judging panel, said: “"As always, the entries were superb.

"The range of creativity and community-focused messaging evoked by the images gave me an immense sense of hope that our young people’s social conscience, sensitivity and artistry will serve us well and make Scotland a better place to live in.

"I strongly encourage all participants to keep up the great work, whether as a profession, hobby or passion, and utilise their talents for the common good of all.”