In recognition of their service to the community regarding their involvement with the MBC Festival over a period spanning 40 years,   the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council nominated John Page and Joyce Wright to the Aberdeen City Council for a Gold Civic award for Volunteering.  ACC agreed with the nominations and the awards were presented at a ceremony held in the Aberdeen Town House on the 8th December 2015.   The awards were presented by Councillor George Adam who is the current Lord Provost of Aberdeen.