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Emergency Services Day marked at Moray Council HQ


By Lorna Thompson

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MORAY Council today raised the Emergency Services Day flag above its Elgin headquarters to observe the national day.

Moray Council convener Shona Morrison, and chief executive Roddy Burns were joined by Richard Lochhead MSP alongside 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, on September 9, demonstrates support for those working and volunteering in emergency services.

Cllr 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.

Moray Council leaders and community and emergency services representatives gather to observe Emergency Services Day at council headquarters in Elgin.
Moray Council leaders and community and emergency services representatives gather to observe Emergency Services Day at council headquarters in Elgin.

"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."

Other attendees included Moray's Deputy Lieutenant George McIntyre; Banffshire Lord-Lieutenant Andrew Simpson; Inspector Andrew Wilson, Police Scotland; Willie Chisholm, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Graeme Gordon, HM Coastguard; Liz Tait, NHS Scotland; Greg Winter, Scottish Ambulance Service; and Robert Dodsworth, Scottish Ambulance Service.


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