Tavish announces Orca competition winners

Tavish visited Scalloway Primary School earlier this week to announce the winners of his Orca competition. The competition called for primary school pupils across Shetland to suggest a name for the cuddly Orca Tavish was given as part of his work as the Species Champion for the animal, and to design a poster raising awareness of Orca sightings across the islands. 

The eventual winners of both categories came from Scalloway Primary School. Tavish was joined by Shetland Wildlife’s Hugh Harrop, who also manages the successful Shetland Orca Sightings Facebook page, to deliver an assembly about the Orca before announcing the two winners. Prasheeta Saravanan won for suggesting the name ‘Timi’, Sanskrit for ‘whale’, while Tom Delton-Jamieson’s poster was selected. Prizes donated by WDC were awarded, along with certificates and a framed copy of the poster. 

 Commenting, Tavish said: 

“It was great to have schools from Foula to Baltasound get involved in the competition. While there were many fantastic entries, Tom’s poster really stood out and I’m looking forward to taking Timi out when I visit other schools. 

“Shetland is fortunate to have an excellent community of whale-watchers and I hope that the next generation will continue to take an interest in these fascinating animals.”


Tom Delton-Jamieson's winning entry in the Orca poster competition. 


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