25 October 2017
Forty-seven people from the emergency and voluntary sectors and the public have been presented with Brave@Heart Awards recognising acts of bravery and heroism.
The awards were presented by the First Minister at a special event at Edinburgh Castle.
Six of the winners also received the St Andrew’s Award for exceptional acts of bravery.
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The First Minister said:
Each year I am honoured and humbled to be able to present these awards to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary bravery.
This is our chance to say a heartfelt thank you to those who, every day risk their lives in their professional roles and to members of the public who have stepped in to help a fellow citizen in danger or distress.”
Guests were entertained by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Bernadette Kellermann and Lucie Hendry and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Pipe Band who performed the traditional ‘Beat the Retreat’.