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.”
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