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Former Inverness Courier reporter Mike Edwards named Army reservist of the year at Scottish Veterans Awards


By Val Sweeney


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Mike Edwards was named reservist of the year at the Scottish Veterans Awards.
Mike Edwards was named reservist of the year at the Scottish Veterans Awards.

Former Inverness Courier reporter Mike Edwards was named Army reservist of the year at the Scottish Veterans Awards.

The 57-year-old author and retired journalist has served in the Royal Regiment of Scotland for nearly 30 years and was mobilised for operational tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He began his career at the Courier before working for Moray Firth Radio and STV.

Mr Edwards is a trustee of the Erskine veterans charity, the armed forces charity SSAFA and the Highlanders Museum at Fort George.

He now lives near Helensburgh and is a Deputy Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire.

He said he was "humbled" to receive the trophy.

"Yes, I received the award, yes my name is on the trophy and yes I have accepted all the congratulations," he said.

"But the award is as much for the military charities I am proud to serve as it is for me.

"It is a privilege to be able to do all this while still serving as an Army reservist, a role I have been fortunate enough to fulfil for nearly 30 years. I am truly humbled."

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