Speaking on Emergency Services Workers day (Today, Wednesday 9th September), Highlands and Islands MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston has paid tribute to the men and women who work on the frontline.
Mr Halcro Johnston said: “During these last few months, as communities across the Highlands and Islands have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have witnessed examples of the magnificent commitment of our emergency workers.
“Our paramedics, NHS workers, police officers and firefighters have all gone the extra mile to support people in need, including some of the most vulnerable in our communities.
“And they have often done this despite facing additional challenges because of Covid-19, as well as doing so without some of the usual personal support networks that they can rely on in better times.
“That’s why we should also not forget the family members who have supported them, or the work of the many volunteers who have also made a significant contribution.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to each and every person who serves on the frontline and works to keep us safe”.
Mr Halcro Johnston also recognised the efforts of the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces which played a vital role in supporting the emergency services at the height of the pandemic.