A motion has been tabled at Holyrood to honour a North-east man who has given half-a-century of service to a North-east firm.
Bobby Buchan, of Fraserburgh, has worked for Gray & Adams for 50 years, after starting as an apprentice in 1968.
The anniversary falls at the end of National Apprenticeship week, which aims to highlight the career paths created by the schemes.
North-east MSP Peter Chapman lodged the motion in the Scottish Parliament to commend Bobby’s long service.
Mr Chapman said: “Bobby is a prime example of a hard worker who set his sights on doing a job he loves, and has done it well for 50 years.
“It says something about his loyalty, but also the good treatment of staff by the company.
“Gray & Adams employs hundreds of people around the Broch and runs a successful apprentice scheme.
“During an important week for apprenticeships, it shows that hard work and dedication can lead to a long and fruitful career.”