It has been a busy end to the year for the boys and staff of the 1st Carnoustie Boys’ Brigade.
At the end of May they held their annual joint display which was attended by a large audience of parents and friends.
The inspecting officer on the night was Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar who recently took on the top job at Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
Stewart was himself a boy in the company along with his two brothers and he was delighted to return to be the guest of honour.
The boys put on a display of their talents for the audience and the evening ended with the yearly awards.
In the Anchor Section, Riley Brown won the best Primary 1 boy, Ben Christie the best Primary 2 boy and Andrew Turner the best Primary 3 boy.
The best overall boy was Adam Stewart and the most promising boy was Owen Birse. Jacob Parry was mentioned for winning the Commonwealth poster competition.
In the Junior Section, the best first year boy was Matthew Diamond, the best second year boy was Michael Weir and the best third year boy was Craig Guthrie. The best overall boy was Jayden Evans.
In the Company Section, the best intermediate boy was won by Jamie Kiernan and the best senior boy was won by Jack Garrigan. The best overall boy was awarded to Calum MacGillivray.
The President’s Badge was awarded to Stefan Stevenson along with a President’s Commendation which was presented by Brigade vice president Alistair Burrow. Stefan has been selected to carry the Queen’s Baton after he was nominated by the Company officers and will undertake this role tomorrow (Saturday).
The top award in the Boys Brigade is the Queen’s Badge and this year there were two worthy recipients of this award, namely Craig Knight and Jack Mulholland.