MSP Rona Mackay was delighted to present Duke of Edinburgh and Queen’s Badge awards to the 212th Glasgow Boys’ Brigade in Bishopbriggs last week.
The boys receiving the Queens Badge, the highest honour, were Glen Crawford and Ewing Greig, pictured here with Captain Linda Ritchie. Other youngsters were presented with the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards.
Attached to Cadder Parish Church, the 212th Glasgow has been active since 1970 and is a member of the Springburn District of Glasgow Battalion, the first and oldest Battalion in the Boys' Brigade.
Ms Mackay said: “It was a real pleasure to present the boys with their awards. All the members have done amazingly well in their achievements, particularly with all the difficulties the pandemic presented.
“Real credit must go to Captain Linda Ritchie and Officer Gregor Steele for their unwavering commitment to keep the group going during the most difficult times over the last two years. They are now planning to implement a full range of enhanced activities for boys aged between 5-18 and are confident the group will go from strength to strength as they get back to normal post-pandemic.” END