Fourteen local people were honoured for their contribution
to the quality of life in Maybole at a special ceremony in the Town Hall
last Thursday, December 1. Chairman of Maybole Community Council David
Kiltie welcomed them and their families and friends to the ceremony for
what he described as a very special occasion for the community council.
“We are here to pay tribute to a number of very special
people,” he said, adding that everyone being presented with a “Scroll of
Appreciation” had been nominated by others in the community. He continued,
“Maybole Community Council is delighted to acknowledge the contribution
they have made to the quality of life in the town.”
Councillor Alan Murray added his
congratulations to the fourteen and complimented Maybole Community Council
and its forerunner Maybole Community Association on being “can do”
Mrs Margaret Grant, one of the longest
serving members of the local Opportunities in Retirement group then
officially presented scrolls to Danielle Connolly and Ali Roy for bringing
recognition to Maybole through their involvement in football and chess
Mrs Grant then presented scrolls for
services to the community to Hugh Anderson, Elaine Campbell,
Marjory Donnachie, Gillian Durrant, David Hunter, David Killicoat, Estella
McEwan, Lillias McFarlane, Heather Muir, Susan Whiteman, and Archie
Pictured at left is
Minnie Gallacher who was unable to attend
the ceremony and her son picked up her scroll. Mrs Grant met Mrs Gallacher
separately to present it to her.
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Alex Kelly presented Mrs Grant with a
basket of flowers and David Kiltie thanked Councillor Murray for his
remarks and Mrs Grant for presenting the scrolls. He continued, “Others
who are also due thanks include those who nominated individuals; our panel
who gave a great deal of consideration to all the names; Alex Kelly and
his committee who organised this evening; Anne Walker for all her work in
producing the scrolls, Town Hall staff and June Dunlop for the flowers.
I would especially like to thank those
community councillors who put so much effort into this evening and
everything leading to it.
Finally, I would like to offer the
congratulations of all the members of Maybole Community Council to
everyone who received a scroll tonight.”
He noted that Councillor Andy Hill had
resigned from South Ayrshire Council and on an evening when appreciation
of commitment and service was being recognised he said that Councillor
Hill’s time in office should be noted.
“Many people, organisations and the town
itself have benefited from the work of Councillor Hill”, he added, “and I
feel it is only right that we publicly acknowledge our appreciation of the
good he did in his many years of service.”
He went on to quote the words of
Councillor Hill at the last presentation of Scrolls of Appreciation in
Councillor Hill had described the idea
of presenting Scrolls as an "excellent initiative, which proudly
recognises those from Maybole who have recorded outstanding achievements
in service to the community."
Addressing those who were to be awarded
scrolls, he had said, "Whether it be by devotion, commitment, or duty,
each of you has performed a service for the benefit of the community in a
manner which reflects highly, not only on your own self-esteem, but on
He had continued, "I congratulate each
and every one of you. Without a doubt, you have demonstrated that you are
worthy of public recognition in the best manner that Maybole, and its
community council, can bestow."
Mr Kiltie said he could think of no
finer words to apply to this year’s recipients other than to say that
their efforts really were appreciated in the community and by the