Pres­ti­gious Ro­tary award for trans­port chief

The Oban Times - - News -

A FORT Wil­liam busi­ness­man has been pre­sented with a rare and pres­ti­gious award from the Ro­tary Club of Lochaber.

The club awarded an hon­orary life mem­ber­ship to Alas­dair Ferguson, man­ag­ing direc­tor of Ferguson Trans­port and Ship­ping.

The club has only handed out this pres­ti­gious recog­ni­tion on a hand­ful of oc­ca­sions since be­ing formed 67 years ago.

Alas­dair and his col­leagues at Fer­gu­sons have sup­ported the club’s an­nual Christ­mas fes­ti­val, in both spon­sor­ship and man­power, over the last five years and have been in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing the Cairn­gorm rein­deer to the event.

At its lunchtime business meet­ing on Wed­nes­day July 26, club pres­i­dent Don­ald McCorkin­dale wel­comed Alas­dair and his wife Jill to lunch and pre­sented Alas­dair with a Cer­tifi­cate of Hon­orary Mem­ber­ship and a Ro­tary lapel pin.

Don­ald said: ‘On be­half of the club, I am de­lighted to be­stow upon you this mark of recog­ni­tion awarded to those who dis­tin­guish them­selves in mer­i­to­ri­ous com­mu­nity ser­vice and sup­port for the aims of Ro­tary.’

He added: ‘Thank you for your friend­ship and your ded­i­cated and in­spi­ra­tional ser­vice to our com­mu­nity.’

Alas­dair said he was hum­bled and priv­i­leged to re­ceive the hon­our.

‘I know how hard the Ro­tary Club works both for our com­mu­nity and all over the world. I ap­pre­ci­ate this award.

‘Fer­gu­sons will con­tinue to con­trib­ute and work with and sup­port the club now and in the fu­ture.’

Left to right: pres­i­dent elect Iain John­ston, pres­i­dent Don­ald McCorkin­dale, Alas­dair Ferguson, Jill Ferguson and club sec­re­tary Ge­off Heath­cote.

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