Long serving Leith Links Community Council Chairman Jim Scanlon has become a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in this years Queens Birthday Honours for services to the community of Leith.
This follows on from Jim and his wife Annie being jointly awarded The Elizabeth Wardlaw Leith Citizenship Award 2019 as part of Leith Festival 2019.
Jim Scanlon MBE said;
On my birthday in June I received an email to tell me that I had been awarded an MBE but had to remain silent about the award until last Friday night when the embargo ended.
I feel very humbled and proud to receive the MBE and will continue to work hard for the Leith community.
Secretary of Leith Links Community Council Sally Millar said;
The members of Leith Links Community Council are absolutely delighted to hear that our Chair Jim Scanlon has been awarded an MBE.
Jim is a thoroughly great bloke, has led the Community Council steadily for many years, and is an unassuming but tireless champion of the local community and the wonderful area we live in.