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Royal honour for Falkirk mum who helped keep parents informed during the pandemic

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A mum of three who was made an MBE for her passionate commitment to parental involvement in schools says she hopes her award will inspire others to volunteer.

Margaret Wilson says she still can't quite believe that she "had a chat with the King" - despite having the medal to prove it happened.Margaret, 47, attended the ceremony at Holyrood Palace last month with husband, David, and parents, Elizabeth and John Leitch.

After the formality of her meeting with King Charles, Margaret enjoyed a more relaxed celebration with family and friends this weekend, although she admits "it's all still kind of surreal".Margaret, who lives in Falkirk but grew up in Linlithgow, was stunned to receive her initial letter, telling her she was to receive the MBE for her work as the chair of the National Parents Forum Scotland. Read more: Historic Bo'ness cinema hoping for boost after Good Omens role The former Linlithgow Academy pupil has been involved with Victoria Primary's parent council since her oldest child started nursery in 2009.

She also set up Falkirk Area Parent Forum which led to her becoming a chair of the National Parent Forum (NPF) Scotland.When the Covid pandemic took hold, she became very aware of how much parents needed to be kept informed.

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