From Andrew Newton of the Tolbooth Association –
Following on from the recent announcement that the Stonehaven Tolbooth Association, which runs the Tolbooth museum, was to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, last week saw an impressive gathering of volunteers at the museum.
The occasion was the formal presentation of the award and associated citation to the charity. The presentation was made by the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol Kinghorn, who was accompanied by a Deputy Lieutenant, Jennifer MacDonald. The award was accepted on behalf of the organisation by its Chair, Cressida Coates.
Mrs Kinghorn thanked the volunteers for their impressive work over the last eight years and, in reply, Mrs Coates also wished to pay tribute to the volunteers and made special mention of those that are sadly no longer with us.
After the presentation there was an informal gathering with light refreshments in a very relaxed atmosphere.
Pictured are Carol Kinghorn, Lord Lieutenant; Cressida Coates, Chair; Jennifer MacDonald, Deputy Lieutenant; and Gordon Ritchie, Clerk to the Lieutenancy.