Stonehaven Shines in Honours List

By Jane Cruickshank / June 15, 2024

THE public service offered by four Stonehaven residents has been recognised today in the King’s Birthday Honours List, with each receiving the British Empire Medal.

Rebecca Allen received the honour for her voluntary services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, serving as Secretary, Scottish Council, RNLI, Committee Member, Aberdeen and District Lifeboat Fundraising Branch, and Lifeboat Administration Officer, Aberdeen Lifeboat Station.

Margaret Evelyn Edmond’s citation notes her voluntary and charitable services, particularly to the Red Cross, which she joined in 1957. Margaret was Commandant of the women’s detachment of the charity in Stonehaven before going into ambulance work and went on to become an instructor in ambulance work in 1967.

Meanwhile David William Fleming, was recognised for his services to the community in Stonehaven, which over the years has included serving as chair of Stonehaven and District Community Council, trustee of the Tolbooth Museum Association and vestry member of St James’ Church.

And volunteering in search and rescue has earned Colin Hugh Moir his British Empire Medal. As a Volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officer and lately Deputy Station Officer, Mr Moir has been in action for some four decades. He has even recruited two of his sons to the service.

Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters “BEM” with special privileges to use St Paul’s Cathedral for funerals, baptisms and weddings.