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Golspie couple's long church service recognised


By Caroline McMorran


Between them they have in the region of half-a-century of service to a Sutherland church.

And the dedication shown by Dr Michael Simpson and his wife Penny to St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Golspie, was recognised at a ceremony earlier this month.

Michael and Penny Simpson with Rev John Sterret, session clerk Isobel Murray (right) and Mary Macrae, session member.
Michael and Penny Simpson with Rev John Sterret, session clerk Isobel Murray (right) and Mary Macrae, session member.

Dr Simpson, a retired family doctor, has served as an elder for more than 30 years. Mrs Simpson has also notched up a long record of service, although she has still to reach the 30 year mark.

The couple were presented with framed certificates of appreciation from St Andrew's. At the ceremony were St Andrew's minister Rev John Sterrett, session clerk Isobel Murray and Mary Macrae, a member of the church session.

In addition, Dr Simpson received a certificate of long service sent by Church headquarters in Edinburgh and signed by the Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Colin Sinclair.

Four generations of the Simpson family have served as doctors in the Golspie area and the family has an equally long link with St Andrews.

Isobel Murray said the love and dedication shown by Mr and Mrs Simpson was deeply appreciated.



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