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Written by on 22/11/2012

Dunoon Community Radio Volunteer  Reese yesterday received her Graduation Diploma from the University of the West of Scotland’s at a ceremony at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

Reese joined Dunoon Community Radio to gain work experience  as part of  a  module for the University in work related learning.

Reese graduated from college in Sound Engineering and after  a year out returned  University to study Music Technology, she also cover different aspects of filming- from recording, editing, sound design, & post production .

Amongst Fellow students was Singer Songwriter Paolo Nutini who had  been made an honorary doctor of a the university of  his home town.

Nutini, 25, released his debut album, These Streets, in 2006, which featured the hit songs New Shoes and Jenny Don’t Be Hasty.

It was followed up with UK chart-topper Sunny Side Up in 2009, which won the Best Album category at the Ivor Novello Awards the following year.

Sunny Side Up, the album which the songs Pencil of Lead and Coming Up Easy were released from, went five-times platinum and the albums have sold a collective five million copies worldwide.

Nutini, who went to St Andrew’s Academy in Paisley was quoted as saying “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way by my home town. The town I love, and can’t seem to leave.

“Coming home to Paisley helps me remember what really matters”.

“I’m not going to try and make sense of it but thank you for this wee pat on the back. The doctor will see you now.”

Professor Seamus McDaid CBE, principal and vice chancellor of University of the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to award Paolo Nutini, who has such close ties with Paisley, with an honorary doctorate.

“Paolo is one of the country’s most respected singer/songwriters and is a fitting recipient of this award.”

All at Dunoon Community Radio send our  congratulations to both Reese and Nutini and all fellow Graduates

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