Tributes paid to Penicuik Citizen of the Year

Induction of Penicuik Citizen of the Year''Annabel Oates, Penicuik's Citizen of the Year, with her husband Derek

Induction of Penicuik Citizen of the Year''Annabel Oates, Penicuik's Citizen of the Year, with her husband Derek

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Penicuik’s Annabel Oates could be forgiven for having an extra spring in her step.

For Annabel, known far and wide for her ceilidh dancing, is the town’s new Citizen of the Year.

Annabel (66) was presented with the honour by Penicuik and District Community Council. The ceremony in Penicuik Town Hall was attended by many family and friends.

A resident in Penicuik for 40 years, Annabel was a PE teacher for 15 years, mainly at Cuiken Primary, where she supported the pupils in a variety of sports and activities.

Of her award, Annabel said: “I am honoured and humbled. I did all these things but don’t want any recognition for them. I was lucky I had the contact with the children in the schools for so many years through sport and they are now mums and dads. It has been great to be part of their lives.”

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