Prestigious award for Stonehaven teenager

VOLUNTEER Fiona Murison (18) receiving the Award with Lord Jack McConnell at the Parliament.
VOLUNTEER Fiona Murison (18) receiving the Award with Lord Jack McConnell at the Parliament.

A DEDICATED young volunteer from Stonehaven has been presented with the prestigious Diana Award at the Scottish Parliament to mark her work as a volunteer supporting adults with learning difficulties.

Eighteen year-old Fiona Murison was nominated by the Leisure and Recreation Club (LARC) who meet at Stonehaven Community Centre.

She has been volunteering at the club, which caters for adults with learning difficulties, on a weekly basis since the age of 14.

Fiona was described as “a strong and resilient asset to the club”, which relies on volunteers to keep it going.

Fiona was invited to an awards presentation at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and was accompanied by her mother Leslie, where she was presented with her award by Lord Jack McConnell.

Gail Black from LARC congratulated Fiona on her achievement and added: “Young people tend to attract a lot of bad press these days, Fiona is not only an exception to this rule but can also be held up as a role model.”