Emergency Services Day 2021

Moray Council marks Emergency Services Day

Moray Council has raised the Emergency Services Day flag above its Headquarters in Elgin to observe the national day on 9 September.

Moray Council Convener, Shona Morrison, and Chief Executive, Roddy Burns were joined by Richard Lochhead MSP, representatives from the emergency services in Moray including Police Scotland; HM Coastguard; Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS Scotland.

The UK-wide awareness day showcases support for those working and volunteering in emergency services.

Convenor of Moray Council, Cllr Shona Morrison, said: “Emergency Services Day is our annual chance to thank those highly skilled individuals who dedicate their lives to working and volunteering in the NHS and emergency services.

“Emergency workers put themselves at increased risk to protect us on a daily basis so we have a lot to be grateful for. It’s likely we all know someone who has been impacted by the emergency services in some way.  

“This year in particular we reflect on the sacrifices made by those at the frontline of the covid-19 pandemic and we remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.”

In attendance:

Councillor Shona Morrison, Moray Council

Roddy Burns, Moray Council

Deputy Lieutenant George McIntyre, Moray Lieutenancy

Andrew Simpson, Lord-Lieutenant Banffshire

Richard Lochhead MSP

Inspector Andrew Wilson, Police Scotland

Willie Chisholm, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Graeme Gordon, HM Coastguard

Liz Tait, NHS Scotland

Greg Winter, Scottish Ambulance Service

Robert Dodsworth, Scottish Ambulance Service

Contact Information

Moray Council Press Office