Inspiring Aberdeenshire

Dave Ramsay and Carroll Evans were both recognised for their work in their communities.
Dave Ramsay and Carroll Evans were both recognised for their work in their communities.

Local historian and community stalwart Dave Ramsay has been recognised for his work in education at the Inspiring Aberdeenshire awards.

The most inspirational of Aberdeenshire’s young people and community groups were recognised for their talents and service at an annual awards ceremony last week.

Leader ‘What’s on Bervie’ columnist Caroll Evans was named as runner up along with pupils from Newtonhill Primary School in the ‘Best of Kincardine and Mearns’ category.

Dave said: “I would like to thank Catterline, Kinneff and Dunnottar Community Council for nominating me.

“I would also like to thank Willie Munro (Area Manager Kincardine and Mearns) and his Area Team, for all the financial support and advice for the whole range of my Projects, and the excellent support given to these Projects by all the local Councillors.

“Whilst it is nice to personally receive such an award, the heritage projects and their legacies would not have been possible without the excellent support from Kincardineshire school pupils, teachers, parents, community volunteers and the goodwill of the local Business community.”

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, Councillor Alison Evison, said: “As well as offering my congratulations, I should also like to say thank you to all the school pupils, community groups and council staff who make Aberdeenshire the wonderful place that it is.

“I would also like to commend all those who were nominated for awards this evening – I know it was extremely difficult for the various area committees and council services to choose finalists from the list.”