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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Community project hailed a success

A COMMUNITY project focusing on tackling social isolation has been praised.

Queen of the South Community Trust created The South Social where fans have been given a platform to socialise during lockdown. The group is all about discussing football from a selected topic each week. The first two sessions – which are held via Zoom on Wednesday evenings – have been a success.

Community development and commercial manager Dan Armstrong believes the initiative has been well-received and has encouraged others to join.

He said: “It has been a tough period for people who might not have a big social bubble. We want people to talk to each other and setting this up has been great.

“People are interacting with others and talking about things. We have got more people signed up and hopefully this can continue.”

Queen of the South supporters liaison officer Iain Wright also hailed the project.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed tonight’s zoom call as part of the Social South project. Queens player Dan Pybus spoke well about his footballing career to date and then answered any questions at the end.

“It’s a brilliant initiative by the club and I would encourage supporters to try and get involved if you get the opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Queen of the South held their annual general meeting – which was behind closed doors – last week.

Craig Paterson was re-elected as a director after retiring by rotation and Carson & Trotter were re-appointed as auditors for a further year.

To book a slot for next Wednesday’s The South Social event email [email protected] 

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