An Aberdeen man who has supported the British Red Cross for nearly 40 years has received a BEM for his efforts.
David Murray was first based in Peterhead when he joined the charity in 1992, after being inspired by the charity’s work both in Scotland and across the globe.
In recent years, he has been at the forefront of the British Red Cross Ambulance Crew, supporting the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Mr Murray served as deputy team leader of the Aberdeen-based emergency response Team, training new members and imparting his skills on how to engage and support vulnerable people at a time of crisis.
In 2013, he worked tirelessly for seven days straight when police managed to release a group of migrant workers from captivity in the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Mr Murray, from Dyce, said he was surprised but delighted at the honour.
He added: “I’ve enjoyed my volunteering, and it is really quite something to receive the BEM.”
Matthew Reynolds, service delivery co-ordinator for the British Red Cross, said: “David is dedicated to the Red Cross in Scotland, giving an enormous amount of his time to volunteering, and always goes above and beyond.
“Whether it be ambulance support, event first aid, or fellow members seeking advice or support, David is right there.
“David leads by example and is both an inspiration and true friend to many.
“He absolutely refuses to ignore people in crisis.”