A Clydebank woman has been honoured for decades of service to a Renfrewshire charity.

Caroline Gallagher, 62, has received the Erskine Long Service Award, along with other members of staff and volunteers from the charity's two care homes in Bishopton.

She recalled how 30 years ago, she started nightshift work on the Nightingale wards as a domestic to fit in with family life. 

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Now three decades later, Caroline is a supervisor at the charity.

She said: "I will never forget all the wonderful characters that I met throughout the years."

Erskine chairman Stuart Aitkenhead presented Long Service Awards to members of staff from across all departments at the ceremony held at The Erskine Home, in Bishopton.

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Ian Cumming MBE, Erskine’s chief executive, said: "With over 900 years of service, the staff and volunteers receiving awards this year are a true testament to the dedication of those who serve Erskine. 

"Year after year they deliver the vital services needed to provide the highest standard of care and support to our veterans. 

"I feel incredibly fortunate and humbled to work with so many people who demonstrate such an incredible commitment to Erskine."

To learn more about the work of Erskine, visit erskine.org.uk/about-us/work-for-erskine.