Montrose residents recognised for community work

Montrose residents recognised for community work

Two members of the Montrose Community Council have been honoured for their long service to the people of the local area.

Joan Stott and Bill Gibson's efforts were recognised at a ceremony in Forfar and they were each presented with a certificate and a commemorative Quaich.

Mrs Stott is by day the senior activities organiser at Barchester's Fordmill care home in Montrose, while also acting as chairwoman for the community council and working extensively with other local organisations.

She is the founding member of the Montrose Twinning Association, chairwoman of the Montrose and Area Safety Panel and the secretary for the local branch of Age UK (formerly Age Concern).

The Fordmill care home where Mrs Stott works provides first-class 24-hour care for older people and younger residents with a physical disability.

Mr Gibson's award was in appreciation of his contribution to environmental and economic prosperity projects in the town throughout his life, which has included 20 years on the community council.