Disabled volunteers humiliated by council venue blunder

Sylvia Stonnart was one of a group of five registered-disabled volunteers who were being presented with certificates

Disabled volunteers said they were left “humiliated” when a council event designed to honour their hard work was held in a venue without wheelchair access.

The five women, who work with local support group Moray Duo, were among 80 people invited to the celebration at Elgin Football Club to receive certificates recognising their long-term service.

But the disabled guests could not join in with the main ceremony – because they could not climb the stairs.

They were forced to have a separate presentation in the club’s boardroom, while the 75 other volunteers received their awards in the main social club hall a floor above.

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