Rod McFarlane Award presented

Angus Access Panel’s Rod McFarlane Award which marks access for the disabled has this year been awarded to Montrose Sports Centre.

The building has recently been given a makeover with a major extension more than doubling the original area to provide new facilities including a replacement for the old Montrose swimming pool.

The judges were very pleased with the building which has been designed to ensure total inclusion for all. The award was presented by Provost Mrs Helen Oswald at a ceremony at the Centre on Thursday.

Each year the Award is presented to buildings or facilities in Angus which demonstrate the best examples of positive efforts being made to encourage the inclusion of disabled people.

There were five buildings nominated this year. The Rod McFarlane Award is named after Rod McFarlane who died in 1994 and was a campaigner for disabled people through his work as a regional councillor, chairman of Forfar and District Access for Disabled Trust