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MoFest chairman and the chairman of Montrose Air Station are Montrose citizens of the year

Alan Doe and David Paton are this year's Montrose citizens of the year

Alan Doe and David Paton are this year's Montrose citizens of the year

The chairman of Montrose Music Festival and the chairman of Montrose Air Station have been named as the town’s citizens of the year.

Each year Montrose Rotarians consider nominations from the community for an award to the citizen, or citizens, who have shown outstanding commitment to the burgh.

This year, the award is shared by David Paton, chairman of MoFest, and Alan Doe, chairman of Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre (MASHC).

A spokesperson for Montrose Rotary Club said: “Both individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment.

“In David’s case, MoFest, under his overall direction, has grown in stature, year on year, with the 2014 event breaking all records. David is a young man of exceptional energy, whose determination to breathe life into his latest playhouse project similarly deserves recognition.

“Under Alan’s stewardship, the air station has achieved national recognition as a centre for the history of aviation and the part played by Montrose Air Station in two world wars. The recent Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, made to MASHC, typifies a local project worthy of wide community support.”

David said: “Thanks to everyone who thought I was suitable for this award and of course to the teams behind me with regards to MoFest and the playhouse who without I would not be in this position.”

Alan said: “This is another recognition for the air station. Without the staff and volunteers where would I be?”

The awards will be presented to David and Alan at a ceremony on July 8.

 

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