THE GENERATION GAP has been well and truly bridged in Lossiemouth by the dual winners of the town’s Citizen of the Year award.
Members of the Lossiemouth Community Council carefully considered several nominations over the last twelve months, with their annual award now shifting to being presented in December.
In the end they could not separate two candidates – and that led to 15-year-old Aimee Mackie attending a special award ceremony at the Stotfield Hotel this week.
Aimee will share the award with veteran fundraiser Margie Cameron, who will attend a second ceremony in May when Aimee will hand on the trophy.
A volunteer with the 4th Lossiemouth Boys Brigade Company which meets each week at Hythehill School, Aimee also finds time to play for the inter-schools football team.
The Lossiemouth High School pupil was nominated by Monica Grant, who said: “Aimee has been helping at Hythehill School since she was 10-years-old and joined her brother when he started attending the Boys Brigade.
“She has a lovely personality and volunteers at every opportunity. She helps with our Christmas Concert and attends all company competitive events, home and away – she has also been appointed as a junior leader in the Company.”
Aimee received her award from Mike Mulholland, the chairman of the Lossiemouth Community Council. He said: “We were delighted to learn of Aimee’s achievements and her hard work on behalf of the younger members of our community. She is a credit to her family and her school.
“We took the view this year that there were two people very deserving of the award and will hold a second ceremony in six months when we will ask Aimee to hand the trophy on to Margie Cameron, who is very well known in the community for her work in organising theatre trips over a 30-year period.”
Aimee attended the awards with her sister, brother and proud mum Kelly. Also attending where local councillors John Cowe and Dennis Slater along with members of the Community Council.