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Two students from Castlebay Community School are flying high today (Thursday 16 June) having spent the past week learning all about the workings of Stornoway Airport.

Micheal Macintyre and Angus Galbraith, both 16 years old and both from Brevig, have been hosted by Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd on an intensive week of work experience based within the airport firefighting team.

Their experiences have included training in firefighting and using life-saving equipment, tours of the air traffic control tower, the security department and the maintenance section and learning rescue skills including CPR.

Micheal said: “It’s been really interesting. We are both interested in careers in engineering – myself in aeronautical engineering and Angus in marine engineering – so the chance to see how the appliances are maintained and serviced has been excellent.

“We arrived at the airport on Tuesday and we’re doing our last day today, but it’s an experience that will really help us as we move on to study STEM highers next year.”

Airport fire service crew manager Martin Ross said: “The boys have given us a really good impression and have obviously really enjoyed themselves.

“They have had tours of all the sections and really seen how the airport works. They’ve been getting fully involved and we have enjoyed having them in the team.”

Micheal and Angus are pictured learning resuscitation skills, hose handling and firefighting with the airport team (Stornoway Airport).