TRIBUTES have been paid to the former chairperson of Forth Valley Disability Sport after he stepped down from the role.

Angus Whyte has stepped down from his voluntary role due to an ongoing illness.

The 83-year-old, from Dunblane, transformed Forth Valley Disability Sport (FVDS) over the last 10 years.

He has been involved in all aspects of the organisation from improving the charity’s governance, strategies, completing funding bids and expanding the FVDS work force.

Angus was also a driving force behind new projects within FVDS including involvement with the Youth Work in Sport initiative in partnership with Robertson Trust and the Rank Foundation.

He also had a hand in the Get Out Get Active project in partnership with Spirit of 2012, Activity Alliance and Scottish Disability Sport.

Both projects have been hugely beneficial to FVDS to engage with a wider range of participants and has allowed many new partnerships to grow.

Graham Harvey, FVDS branch coordinator, said: “Angus’ dedication and leadership has transformed FVDS over the last decade.

“Angus’s influence and legacy will continue for years to come.”

It was also under Angus’ leadership that FVDS navigated its way through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Angus focused FVDS work to help promote the importance of home based activities while staying safe and following government guidance.

It has been announced that he will be awarded Honorary Committee Member status as a mark of gratitude for his years of positive influence on FVDS.

Graham and all at FVDS also wished to place on record a very special thanks to Angus for his hard work, dedication, passion, and commitment to Forth Valley Disability Sport.

Anyone who would like to volunteer within FVDS can email or contact 01786 466486 for more information.