Moray MP Douglas Ross has congratulated the Cullen Volunteer Group who have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Commenting Douglas said: “Members of the Cullen Volunteer Group thoroughly deserve this award, having worked tirelessly on a huge number of projects to improve the village for local residents and the many tourists to the area.
“I have seen for myself the incredible work done by the volunteers in creating the coastal footpath, and the landmark and footpaths at Castlehill, which give a fantastic view over the village and out to sea.
“Not only did the Cullen Volunteer Group provide the paths for local enjoyment, but they have also installed local history and heritage information boards along the way. In addition, there are many benches along the walks so that people can stop and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
“I know that the group also works with local schools, care homes and the heritage society on joint projects and, among many other activities, the volunteers are actively involved in litter picking to keep Cullen beautiful.
“I understand that the Cullen Volunteer Group will receive their award later in the summer from Andrew Simpson, Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire, and I pass on my congratulations to all the volunteers in the group who do such outstanding work for their community.”