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Holyrood accolade for rescue volunteers

GALLOWAY Mountain Rescue Team has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Services and is set to receive a commendation from Holyrood too. Emma Harper MSP has lodged a motion stating the Edinburgh Parliament "congratulates the team on receiving the prestigious Award and notes that the team is made up of committed and dedicated volunteers." It adds: "It has been awarded this title in recognition of its unquestionable commitment to providing voluntary services in what can often be harsh weather conditions." The team, based in Newton Stewart, was founded in 1975. It covers an area stretching from Stranraer to Dumfries and is on call 24 hours a day, year-round. The Queen's Award is the highest accolade for a voluntary body and will be presented to the team by the monarch's representative, Lord Lieutenant of Wigtown, Aileen Brewis.

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