An eight-year-old girl from Blantyre has been named the winner of SPAR Scotland’s first ever lorry design competition.

Alisha Razzaq, from Blantyre was one of many children and adults from around Scotland who entered SPAR Scotland’s design a lorry competition which was launched in August.

SPAR customers were invited to design the livery of a SPAR lorry which would travel the length and breadth of Scotland delivering food and drink products to SPAR stores.

She also received a goody bag and a framed image of her winning entry.

An avid artist, Alisha said she was “so excited to have won the competition. My parents own a SPAR store and I see lorries deliver to us every day. I’m really excited to see my drawing on the SPAR lorry. I designed it with sunshine, green grass, flowers and trees. I wanted to make everyone else feel happy when they saw the lorry!”

Alisha completed the design during lockdown and didn’t expect to win. Her mother Michelle Razzaq said: “There has been huge excitement in the house since we found out Alisha won! We are very proud of her.”

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “We were thrilled to receive Alisha’s winning design! We are looking forward to seeing how our SPAR retailers and customer respond when they see the colourful lorry make its deliveries around Scotland.”

As part of her prize Alisha will get a trip to CJ Lang’s distribution centre in Dundee to view her design on a lorry. In addition to this she will receive a goody bag and rather than accepting SPAR shopping vouchers she’s asked that the money be donated to a local charity.