TWO teams from Stirling schools were runners up in a design competition organised by a fast food company.

Last year’s winners Dunblane High were joined by fellow pupils from Stirling High in receiving runners up prizes in this year’s Design a Sub challenge.

They beat off competition from other schools and colleges across the West Scotland region to make the shortlist of just six.

The competition challenged budding entrepreneurs to come up with their own design and marketing campaign for a brand new 6-inch sub or flatbread.

Cathryn, a student from the team at Dunblane High School, said: “We’ve really enjoyed the competition, from start to finish.

“It was great to put the business skills we have been learning into practice with a brand that we all know and love.

“It’s been a brilliant learning experience; pitching in front of the panel from Subway was really nerve wracking, but such great preparation for the future.”

Local franchisee Shahid Sadiq added: “This is the second year that we have run the Design a Sub competition in Scotland and we had an outstanding response, with some brilliant creative designs and marketing proposals submitted by students from across the region, demonstrating that the entrepreneurial spirit is well and truly alive in West Scotland.

“Selecting our overall winner was a tough decision and all the teams demonstrated a good understanding of the brief, did their homework and put together impressive presentations for the judging panel.

“Congratulations to all our finalists.

“As a franchise business, Subway is run by entrepreneurs who live and work locally in their communities and we are committed to fostering and developing the business skills and employability of young people.

“The students who entered the Design a Sub competition demonstrate excellent creative and business skills and it was a privilege to be involved.”