Annual award to Lilybank centre

The presentation of the Rod MacFarlane Award.
The presentation of the Rod MacFarlane Award.

The Rod MacFarlane Award, presented annually by the Angus Access Panel, has been presented to the Lilybank Resource Centre in Arbroath Road, Forfar.

The building has recently been given a makeover to provide improved movement within the building with wide corridors, fully accessible changing rooms, toilets and showers with tracking hoists.

Access to the building has been widened, enabling the building to provide a very comfortable place for all service users and staff.

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 four buildings nominated this year.

The Rod MacFarlane Award is named after Rod MacFarlane who died in 1994.

He was a campaigner for disabled people through his work as a regional councillor, chairman of Forfar and District Access for Disabled Trust and the first chairman of Angus Access Panel.

Pictured at the presentation are, from left - Agnes Mackay, Chairman Angus Access Panel; Douglas Fairweather, manager; Trina Wyness, Senior Social Care Officer and Helen Oswald, Provost of Angus, who presented the award.