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By Craig Christie

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ELGIN City manager Gavin Price has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List - much to his surprise.

The Aberfeldy-based businessman was recognised for his work in helping to set up the FeldyRoo project which supplied over 38,000 meals to isolated and vulnerable residents in the Perthsire area during the Covid-19 lockdown.

He started the operation from the Fountain Bar and Restaurant he owns, and which won an award for best pub in Britain for its role in helping their local community during the pandemic.

Price was interviewed (above) after leading Elgin City to a winning start to the new season on Saturday, and said he was embarrassed to be recognised for what was a team effort.

Gavin Price on the training ground with his Elgin City team. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Gavin Price on the training ground with his Elgin City team. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

From delivering their first meal on March 19, Feldyroo supplied a total of 38,808 meals to Aberfeldy and surrounding towns, villages and communities by the time the project finished on July 31.

Around 140 volunteers from a number of local pubs, restaurants and cafes joined the effort.

And with fundraising schemes and grants, around £130,000 was raised to fund the project.

Price has been manager of Elgin City for the past three years, having joined the club as Jim Weir's assistant almost three years earlier.



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