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Moray Council Marks Emergency Services Day 2022

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Moray Council has raised the Emergency Services Day flag above its Headquarters in Elgin to observe the national day, taking place this year on 19 October.

The flag raising followed a two minutes silence to remember more than 7,500 emergency service personnel killed as a result of their service.

The UK-wide awareness day also showcases support for those working and volunteering in emergency services.

Usually held on 9 September, this year’s day of remembrance and thanksgiving was postponed due to the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Moray Council Civic Leader, Cllr John Cowe, was joined by representatives from Moray and Banffshire’s Lord Lieutenancy, and from the emergency services in Moray including Police Scotland; Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Scottish Ambulance Service; HM Coastguard; and NHS Scotland.

“It’s important we mark our annual chance to thank those individuals who dedicate their lives to working and volunteering in the NHS and emergency services.

“Emergency service personnel often go above and beyond, while putting themselves in great danger, to protect us on a daily basis.

“It’s likely we all know someone who has been impacted by the emergency services in some way and I give my thanks on behalf of Moray Council.”

In attendance:

Cllr John Cowe, Civic Leader of Moray Council

Cllr Kathleen Robertson, Leader of Moray Council

Rhona Gunn, Depute Chief Executive, Moray Council

Joan Cowe, Depute Lieutenant of Moray

Patricia Seligman, Depute Lieutenant of Banffshire

Sgt Scott Brander, Police Scotland

Willie Chisolm, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Liz Tait, NHS Scotland

Colin Wood, HM Coastguard

Robert Appleby, Scottish Ambulance Service

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