Mid Ar­gyll hon­ours

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A Mid Ar­gyll woman recog­nised in the Queen’s birth­day hon­ours list said she is ‘hum­bled’ at re­ceiv- ing the Bri­tish Em­pire Medal.

Karen McCurry, man­ager at the MS Cen­tre Mid Ar­gyll, was given the hon­our for ser­vices to health­care and char­ity.

She told the Ar­gyll­shire Ad­ver­tiser: ‘It was very hum­bling to know that some­one thought enough of the work I do in the MS Cen­tre for peo­ple af­fected by long-term con­di­tions to take the time to nom­i­nate me for an award.

‘I have ac­cepted on be­half of the huge team of helpers who sup­port me ev­ery day. I could not do what I do with­out them all – staff, vol­un­teers, cen­tre mem­bers and our sup­port­ive com­mu­nity.

‘I am very proud that the MS Cen­tre has got the recog­ni­tion and pub­lic­ity that an award will bring and would like to take the op­por­tu­nity to thank ev­ery­one who helps me make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence to the health and well­be­ing of oth­ers in our com­mu­nity.

Mrs McCurry added: ‘I was pleased to hear that my co-worker Claire Cameron has also been recog­nised for her out­reach work with an in­vi­ta­tion to a Gar­den Party in July at Holy­rood.’

An­other re­cip­i­ent of the BEM in this round of hon­ours is Nick Walker, di­rec­tor at the Puf­fer Preser­va­tion Trust and skip­per of the VIC32 puf­fer, based at Cri­nan. He re­ceived the hon­our for ser­vices to tourism, ma­rine her­itage and char­ity.

Mr Walker said: ‘Well I’m very proud to re­ceive this hon­our. I’m ded­i­cat­ing the award to my wife, Rachel. She was my girl­friend when I first saw the VIC32 and we’ve re­stored it to­gether.’ Also on the Queen’s birth­day hon­ours list is for­mer Car­radale fish­er­man Archibald Robert MacMil­lan, founder of the Kin­tyre Smoke­house, Macmil­lan Foods, who was hon­oured with an MBE for ser­vices to the Scot­tish seafood in­dus­try.

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Karen McCurry.

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Nick Walker at the wheel.

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