A FORMER soldier from Cumbernauld has been entrusted with a very special stone.
Less than two years ago, Scott Meenagh was a paratrooper serving in Afghanistan. While on active service he was injured in a bomb attack and lost both legs, and his best friend sacrificed his life saving Scott.
Such a tragedy would have seemed insurmountable to many, but following extensive rehabilitation Scott vowed to dedicate his life to helping others cope with similar trauma. He has raised thousands by participating in various sports events and also works with charity HorseBack UK.
“There are a lot of guys who end up on the couch after something like this,” said Scott.
“They can end up spending their days drinking and watching Jeremy Kyle. What the charity does is give people mobility and empowerment. As well as riding we teach people fishing, bushcraft and clay pigeon shooting, all of which get people outdoors and can lead to rural work placements.
Bernadette Hunter, depute head teacher at Cumbernauld Primary School, heard of Scott during her tenure as keeper of the Sconestone.
For full story, see this week’s Cumbernauld News or Kilsyth Chronicle dated Wednesday, December 26.