In July, 1985, an officer of the Church of Scotland was presented with a certificate to mark his long service.
Mr Robert Fairweather received the award after 40 years as an elder. He was ordained as an elder at St George’s in the Fields, Glasgow, in 1945, and when he received his award was an elder at Abbey Church.
Pictured at the presentation ceremony are, from left - Alex Lowson, session clerk; Mr Fairweather, Rev. Walter Beattie, Abbey Church minister; and Robert Reid, clerk to the congregational board.