Beth cleans up to win the cup

Beth with her trophy
Beth with her trophy

A dedicated young volunteer has received recognition for her efforts to go the extra mile to serve her local village community.

Beth Glennie has been presented with the Charles Kennedy Cup - an award in memory of the much-missed councillor that is awarded annually to a deserving Milton of Campsie youngster.

Local community councillors chose Beth as the recipient for her work on the Milton of Campsie Railway Station, as well as for her academic achievements.

She played rugby for Lenzie Academy, where she was a prefect and helped out in the library and in second year science classes.

In Milton of Campsie, she was a drama helper at Rhona Oliver’s LAF drama group on Sunday nights; helped out at ministry work ‘Go MAD’ over the summer and, through the Crossover group with Milton of Campsie Church, assisted in the summer holiday clubs, fairs and lunches.

Rona Mackay MSP and Stuart McDonald MP presented the cup to Beth at the monthly makeover session at the disused railwat station.

Alan Harris, chair of Milton of Campsie Community Council, said: “Beth Glennie was the outstanding candidate based on her contribution to the community and her own personal achievements.

“I am delighted that both Rona Mackay MSP and Stuart MacDonald MP were able to attend and see the project in person, and present Beth with the cup.”