Selfless dedication

Special constable Peter Smith with his Queen's Police Medal outside Holyrood Palace on Tuesday.

SHETLAND’s local ambulance manager Peter Smith was in Edinburgh on Tuesday to receive the Queen’s Police Medal from Her Majesty during a ceremony at Holyrood Palace.

Smith was recognised for 35 years of service and dedication as a special constable in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour list.

The police service recognised Smith for his “selfless dedication”, often changing out of his paramedic uniform into a police uniform to carry on working as a volunteer.