6 October 2016
The Brave@Heart Awards took place at Edinburgh Castle on 4 October to recognise acts of bravery by people from blue-light services, voluntary sector rescue organisations and the public.
The First Minister presented the awards to the thirty-five winners and two of the winners – Niall Blackburn and Geoff Maxwell – also received the St Andrew’s Award for exceptional acts of bravery.
First Minister said:
It is an honour to be able to present these awards to people who have shown extraordinary bravery.”
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) October 4, 2016
First Minister concluded:
“Everyone who has been nominated for an award is a credit to Scotland and an inspiration to us all.”