Honour for Loanhead childcare champion

Irene Hogg who has been awarded an MBE in the Queens birthday honours list.
Irene Hogg who has been awarded an MBE in the Queens birthday honours list.

A Midlothian woman’s pioneering childcare work has led to her being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Irene Hogg (58), who lives in Loanhead, earned recognition for her services to children and families.

The former nurse established Loanhead After School Club in 1995 and was the driving force behind the creation of The Kabin, a multi-purpose building that opened in 2011 and has become a popular attraction for all ages in the community.

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