Eilidh tracks top prize with winning touch

eilidh mcconnell
eilidh mcconnell

A SCHOOL pupil won a prize when she tracked down Shug the Dug on Glasgow’s underground.

Eildh McConnell took part in a competition run by transport authority SPT to find the mascot, which belongs to listings business Find Me - the brainchild of Bearsden entrepreneur Gillian Dick.

The hunt contest was part of Glasgow’s Social Media Week - and clues about Shug’s location were sent out via the Twitter accounts @GlasgowSubway, along with @findmeglasgow, with people encouraged to snap him on their smart phones and tweet back where he was.

Eildh (12), a pupil at Douglas Academy in Milngavie, collected all five clues to find where Shug was hiding and her name was first out the hat when the draw was made at Partick Station - netting her a top of the range 32GB Ipod Touch and a year’s free wi-fi courtesy of The Cloud.

The pupil said: “I couldn’t believe it when my name was pulled out. I’ve been saving up all year to treat myself to an Ipod so to win one was absolutely brilliant – it just goes to show that anything is possible.

“The Subway treasure hunt was great fun and we all really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to do it again if it comes back around next year.”

Ms Dick said: “There was a real buzz on the day, with so many people tweeting about the treasure hunt that is became a ‘trending topic’ on Twitter. It was especially encouraging to see everyone from families to students taking part in the fun and just demonstrated the true reach of social media today.”