Hundreds turn out to see Murray and wife off

A farewell service was held in the Assembly of God Church, Fraserburgh, to mark the retirement of Senior Superintendent Murray Campbell and his wife Maureen earlier this month.

Around 380 people joined in to wish Mr and Mrs Campbell a happy retirement, it was reported.

Mr Andy Simpson, Chairman of Local Advisory Committee, led the

Those taking part were the Old Parish Church Choir, Reverend Peter Park, Mr William George Sutherland, Mr Alex Watt, Mr Jim Ralph and Mr Ben Ritchie.

During the service, Murray Campbell was presented with a cheque from boats and businesses, along with an iPad from his Local Advisory

Maureen Campbell, meanwhile, was given a handbag and flowers. Shannon Ritchie presented the flowers.

Murray Campbell has served the Mission for 24 years in numerous ports.

For the last four years, he has been based here in Fraserburgh. Before then he went to sea, then worked in the processing

He has now retired to Lossiemouth where he was born and bred.

Andy Simpson said “Murray and Maureen will be missed greatly they have done a tremendous work for the Mission over the years, we wish them both many years of happy retirement.”

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald ahead of his retirement service, Murray Campbell explained: “It’s been very rewarding in being involved with the fishermen, families and the community we live in.

“I’ve had a full life. When people acknowledge you as the Mission man, it’s just great. Being called to serve, to be God’s salesman, nothing can compare.

“I have three children, eight grandchildren, and I just want to enjoy life with my wife.”