Maybole's Fiona McAvoy named the Best Primary Teacher in Scotland
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A Maybole teacher is officially the best in Scotland. Cairn Primary’s Fiona McAvoy has waltzed off with a top award for her efforts outside the classroom. Fiona was named the nation’s best primary teacher after helping to set up several soccer schools. She scooped the gong at a glittering Hampden Park ceremony which honoured the country’s success at grassroots level.

Fiona, who received her award from Scottish football legend Kenny Dalglish, admitted: “I am incredibly proud of this award as it’s very special to be recognised for helping my local community. “Football has always been a huge passion of mine and I get so much out of encouraging and supporting youngsters who want to get involved.” The judging panel were impressed by Fiona’s work in setting up football schools in her local area. And the event, sponsored by McDonald’s, honoured her efforts.

Scotland Hall of Famer Dalglish added: “Football in communities is built on the dedication of individuals like Fiona. “As a long-term supporter of coaching in Scottish communities, McDonald’s is proud to honour her achievements at the Oscars of grassroots football.”

In the photo above: Kenny Dalglish is on the right and George Burley, current manager of the Scottish national football team is second from the left.