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The Hazel and Agg families took part in Heart of Argyll Wildlife and Kilmartin Museum’s Treasure Hunt Trail competition, a self-guided tour which invited participants to take photographs of specific points of interest in the area.
After being picked as joint-winners of the competition, Georgina Agg of Ardchattan, and Thomas and Emily Hazel of Macclesfield, were rewarded with two lovingly-created and detailed illustrations of their favourite animals, drawn by Heart of Argyll organisation’s talented Oly Hemmings.
Georgina opted for a baby goat and was surprised to learn that it was Oly’s first-ever drawing of a goat, noting how life-like it was. Thomas and Emily chose a sea-eagle, and described the drawing as ‘beautifully drawn’, and reminding them of the sea eagle they saw perched on a rock during a boat trip to Oban.
Anna Hazel, Thomas and Emily’s mother, was full of praise for the competition and for the area: ‘We have had a great week in Argyll, staying with family and working our way through the treasure trail as a family. We particularly enjoyed visiting the beach at Carsaig, where the children loved finding interesting shells and pebbles as well as clambering over the rocks and spotting little creatures. Being chosen as winners was an added bonus!’
Emma Agg, Georgina’s mother, was similarly pleased with their experience: ‘We really recommend it for a family day, being outside enjoying the fresh air is good for well-being as well as learning new things too!’
The self-guided tour is still open and available for those interested in taking part, and can be accessed by visiting www.kilmartin.org/self-guided-trail.