A Shotts glasses wearer has been chosen as a regional semi-finalist in a competition which celebrates people and their specs.

Will McCue, 42, is one of only two regional semi-finalists for Scotland in his age category in Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year contest.

‘I was looking for specs on the Specsavers website when I saw an advert about the competition, so I just decided to go for it and enter,’ said Will.

‘I honestly could not be more shocked. It’s a total surprise. I really didn’t think I would get to this stage.’

Wear specs with confidence

The dad of two, who works at Tesco’s distribution centre in Livingston, has been wearing glasses for around 11 years and loves his designer frames. And he wants to inspire and encourage other people to wear their specs with confidence.

‘I love wearing my glasses. It’s about eye health first and foremost but I definitely wear them with fashion in mind too. I have different pairs of glasses for dressing formally and casually,’ adds Will.

‘My wee boy is 11 and he really enjoys wearing his glasses too. It’s so important to feel confident in them. Anyone who is reluctant about wearing glasses should just go for it. There’s so much to choose from at Specsavers which helps – there’s something for everyone.’

Celebrating this accolade

Specsavers Motherwell store manager Ian Moss invited Will into the store to celebrate his accolade and presented him with a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

‘We’re very proud that we have a regional semi-finalist who is a customer at the Motherwell store this year. Will has done incredibly well - to get to the regional semi-finals is a fantastic achievement,’ said Ian. ‘I’m sure that regardless of whether or not he reaches the final, Will continue to wear his glasses with confidence.’

The competition – which encourages people of all ages to wear their glasses with pride – was launched by former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt earlier this year.

If Will reaches the final and scoops the overall title, he will be jetting off to New York with £10,000 cash.

Now in its 21st year, the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition raises valuable funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which has totalled £300,000 to date.

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