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Elgin City boss Gavin Price MBE

By Chris Saunderson

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ELGIN City manager Gavin Price has been made a Member of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honours.

Aberfeldy-based Mr Price has been given the honour for his work in establishing the Feldy Roo project to support vulnerable and elderly residents of the Perthshire community at the peak of coronavirus lockdown.

Elgin City manager Gavin Price. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Elgin City manager Gavin Price. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

The hotelier was among a group of volunteers in the community who supplied regular hot meals and social contact for people living alone or less able to get out of the house.

Reacting to his award on social media, Mr Price said: "People that know me will understand that I was a bit bewildered on hearing the news about the MBE. To be honest, slightly embarrassed as the FeldyRoo project involved so many people and businesses across the Aberfeldy community.

"However after a bit of soul searching, I accepted the honour. My understanding, and I hope that of everyone else is, that this is not an individual award.

"I have accepted the MBE on behalf of FeldyRoo, Aberfeldy and all the volunteers and businesses that were involved in the fantastic project. Our community pulled together like never before and that was down to a team, not an individual."

Elgin City play their first competitive game since March this afternoon when they welcome Stirling Albion to Borough Briggs in the BetFred Cup, a game which will be played without fans due to the pandemic.

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