It’s awards for all as Brochers old and current are honoured

Three Broch men have been awarded recently with some of the highest honours available to residents of the United Kingdom.

Three Fraserburgh locals, two formerly, have been awarded an MBE, OBE and Silver Medal, respectively, for their hard work and dedication throughout the years.

Former Brocher Stephen Lamb, who now works as an inspector with Humberside Police, was awarded by H.R.H. The Queen in the birthday honours list, the Fraserburgh educated Mr Lamb becoming a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to policing and charitable fundraising.

Murray Campbell, the former superintendent at the Fraserburgh Fishermen’s Mission, meanwhile, has been named as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by H.R.H. The Queen, receiving the award at an Investiture ceremony held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh.

Mr Campbell, who retired from his post in Fraserburgh last year, received the award in recognition of his services to the welfare of fishermen in Scotland, in addiiton to his significant public services, including as serving as a Scottish FA referee, his church work and his role within the Boys Brigade.

There has also been award success for former Fraserburgh Academy rector Iain Rankin.

The chairman of the Fraserburgh Lifeboat management group, Mr Rankin has been awarded the RNLI Silver Badge.

Since his retirement as Fraserburgh Academy rector 14 years ago, he has remained active in a number of capacities, continuing a life long association with the Scouts as well as being part of the management committee of the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.

Mr Rankin was awarded the medal by Lady Fleur Boyce, wife of The RNLI Chairman Admiral the Lord Boyce KG GCB OBE DL.