Leah is “best Montrose Rose Queen ever”

Leah Massie when she was crowned the 2014 Montrose Rose Queen
Leah Massie when she was crowned the 2014 Montrose Rose Queen

When Leah Massie was chosen as Montrose Rose Queen for 2014 nobody knew what a fabulous ambassador for the town she would be.

The title is given to an S3 pupil at Montrose Academy who is voted for by her fellow students.

Leah has gone over and above the requirements for the role. Once crowned, she got down to business, organising visits to the various care homes in Montrose and along with her Rose Maids, she provided musical entertainment at each venue.

She made Rose Queen Christmas cards a photo of her and Rose Maids and distributed them to care homes.

Now she has organised a charity ceilidh in the Town Hall for Saturday, August 15, with all proceeds going to local charities. There will be a band performing. Tickets are still available.

She has been a busy girl because as well being Rose Queen and working hard at school, Leah has also been completing her Silver Duke of Edinburgh award in her spare time.

Helen Gove, Rose Queen co-ordinator, said: “Leah is a lovely, quiet, unassuming girl who has, without a doubt, been the best Rose Queen I’ve ever had in 14 years!

“She has raised the bar now and I will be looking for more Rose Queens like her to represent the youth of Montrose.”

As a venue has not been secured for this year’s Mini Highland Games, Leah and her maids will keep working until her successor is crowned and will attend a summer fayre at Fordmill on August 22.