Cpl Kimberley Dougal received a unique honour on Saturday evening when she was presented with the Army Cadet Force Scotland Inspiration Trophy at a reception in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle following the Ceremony of Beating Retreat by the Massed Military Bands and the Massed Pipes and Drums of the cadet forces in Scotland.
She was chosen as the recipient of this award for her outstanding achievements as a cadet; for inspiring others with her enthusiasm and for her willingness to help and inspire both in the ACF and in her personal life.
Making the presentation was Maureen McKenna OBE, President of the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland.
Kimberley told Reporting G&L that she was overwhelmed with it all – winning the award had been a surprise as she was just being her normal self. To get presented with the trophy in Edinburgh Castle’s Great Hall with her dad and brothers present made it extra special.