A TEACHER from Clydebank has been awarded £1,300 by Chivas Brothers to complete her further studies.

Sarah McGhee was encouraged by her fiance – who works at the Dalmuir site and who she is to marry next year – to apply for the company’s bursary scheme.

The programme offers financial support to Chivas employees and their family members, championing them to undertake further education or training.

Sarah, a primary teacher, has been given £1,300 to help her complete a Master’s in Professional Learning and Enquiry at the University of Glasgow.

She hopes the course will allow her to develop her leadership skills and pursue her passion for educating young people.

She said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to receive the funding from Chivas Brothers which will help pay for my final year tuition fees and relieve additional monetary pressures for me and my fiance.”

The bursary scheme, which is now in its third year, has awarded a total of £15,000 to students across the country.

Sandrine Ricard, head of sustainability at Chivas Brothers, said: “As a business, we’re really proud of this initiative and hope it continues to inspire our employees and their family members to pursue their passions.

“I’m really pleased for our four recipients who demonstrated real passion for their studies and I wish them every success.”