A GREENOCK schoolgirl was delighted to see her flag flying at the entrance to the town’s marina after her design was chosen from a host of entries.

Orla Trainer, 12, won James Watt Dock Marina’s annual competition with her sea-inspired flag.

Every year, pupils in P5 to P7 at local schools are invited to submit entries which have a connection to Greenock.

Orla, who attends Ardgowan Primary School, created a design which featured a number of maritime aspects.

She said: “Because of the water, I chose the colour scheme blue and I did the anchor for Lyle Hill too.

“I was really happy to win the competition.”

The runner-up prize went to 11-year-old Eve Hewitson of Whinhill Primary, who included various local landmarks in her flag.

The competition winners with Ed Gatti, Graeme Galbraith and Paula GattiThe competition winners with Ed Gatti, Graeme Galbraith and Paula Gatti (Image: George Munro)

Eve told the Tele: “I have Ginger the Horse, the anchor on Lyle Hill, the Waverley, the crane and big crates.”

Ardgowan Primary’s Innes Campbell, 11, came third in the competition, with his design featuring Lyle Hill’s anchor, the Waverley and James Watt Dock’s crane inside water droplets.

All three pupils attended the marina on Friday, where they were presented with prizes by Clyde Charters owners Ed and Paula Gatti.

They each received a voucher for a trip to the Sugar Boat, where they will see the ship up close and learn more about its story.

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Marina manager Graeme Galbraith said: “We were delighted to see a good number of entries again this year.

“The quality of the flags was just fantastic.

“A big well done to the winner and runners-up.”

Orla’s flag will now fly on a flagpole outside the dock for the next year.

She was given her own flag to keep, with Clyde Charters also planning to replace its ensign with her design during her trip to the Sugar Boat.