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Members of the 2nd Fort William Company of the Boys Brigade were honoured at a special service in the Duncansburgh Macintosh Church on Friday evening, held within the strict Covid regulations governing religious services.
Reverend Richard Baxter welcomed the small group of officers, boys and parents, and
conducted them in the BB hymn, Let Your Anchor Hold in the Storm of Life, with
everyone joining in using actions only to the accompany the music as singing is not
at present allowed.
He then handed over to Captain Ian Fleming who gave an outline of the much
reduced activities of the Company throughout the year before announcing the
names of award winners and inviting them to individually pick up their certificates
badges and trophies which were displayed at the front of the church.
Three Queens Badges, the highest award achievable in the Boys Brigade, were
received by Josh Higginson, JayJay Calder and Daniel Turner, who each also
featured in gaining various other Company Section awards, along with Robert
McTaggart who won the coveted Duncansburgh Cup.
The best Anchor Boy was Kalen Macleod and the Best Junior Section boy, Keiran
Boyd (who could not be present) amongst other award winners.
Former Captain Andrew Muirhead, who is retiring from the Company, was also
honoured with a show of pictures projected on to a large screen, marking his
association with the organisation for more than half a century.
Tomorrow (Friday) evening the Company will meet under strict Covid restrictions on
an Armistice theme. The boys have been asked to bring along red and black
garments, the intention being to construct a very large poppy on the floor of the