Thurso High school pupil, Beth Henderson, is too young to be a part of the Dounreay story but she has contributed to preserving a little bit of the site\’s heritage for years to come.
Following an approach from the site to the Dounreay Stakeholder Group to consider how to commenorate the siting of Scotland\’s first nuclear chain reaction the stakeholder group decided to hold a conpetition for high school pupils to create a design which would depict the Caithness heritage. From a number of entries received stakeholder group members voted on the five best drawings and Beth\’s design was awarded first prize. Gemma Thompson and Ross Cowan, both pupils of Thurso High School were runners-up. Beth\’s design will now be etched on to a plaque and presented to Caithness Horizons as part of the Dounreay exhibition when the new visitor attraction opens its doors later this year.
Stakeholder group chairman, Alastair MacDonald said; "The entries we received were all very good and it was a hard job to whittle it down to the best five and even harder to agree on a winning design. We think Beth captured the spirit of the Caithness heritage in her design and she should be extremely proud that she has now become part of that heritage. Gemma and Ross\’ designs were also of a high standard and we were pleased to be able to present them with some Argos vouchers for their efforts."