Outstanding Service Awards
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of CAMRA, we recognise those members, residing or formerly residing in Scotland & Northern Ireland, who have provided outstanding service to the Campaign. These include current and former members of the National Executive, current and former Scotland & Northern Ireland Directors and those nominated by Branch Chairs, etc. We have also created a roll of honour for those who provided similar service throughout their lifetime.
|Forth Valley||Ian Brocklebank||Brewery Liaison Coordinator and Champion Beer of Britain Coordinator in the 90s and early noughties|
|Kingdom of Fife||Sarah Crawford||11th Scotland & Northern Ireland Director. Now national Commercial and Communications Director.|
|Kingdom of Fife||Ken Davie||First Branch Chair. 8th Scotland and Northern Ireland Director. Became national Finance Director.|
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Jonathan Kemp||Former Branch Chair. Became national Events Director.|
|Edinburgh & South-East Scotland||Roger Preece||2nd Scotland & Northern Ireland Director.|
|Edinburgh & South-East Scotland||Ted Sharp||4th Scotland & Northern Ireland Director. Most recently Scottish Real Ale Festival Treasurer.|
|Edinburgh & South-East Scotland||Colin Valentine||7th Scotland & Northern Ireland Director. Became National Chair.|
|Kingdom of Fife||Joe Crawford||12th Director. Previously Scottish Real Ale Festival Organiser. Currently Branch Treasurer.|
|Ayrshire & Wigtownshire||Lindsay Grant||9th Director. Member Revitalisation Project Steering Group. Currently Branch Chair, Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches Secretary and Champion Beer of Britain Coordinator.|
|Kingdom of Fife||Gordon Hannah||5th Director.|
|Aberdeen, Grampian & Northern Isles||George Howie||6th Director. Long-standing “rock” of his branch. Currently Deputy Director.|
|Ayrshire & Wigtownshire||Stuart McMahon||Current Director. Editor of his branch’s award-winning magazine Full Pints.|
|Ayrshire & Wigtownshire||Ray Turpie||10th Director. Became National Campaigns Committee Chair. Currently Branch Public Affairs Officer.|
|Edinburgh & South-East||Jon Addinall|
Long-standing active member and Pubs Officer. Has run all Branch GBG and POTY processes very successfully for about 25 years, as well as keeping Whatpub and other databases maintained to a high standard.
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Russell Burt|
Involved early on with Glasgow Branch and a former Branch Chair. Bon Accord cellar manager for about 40 years until his recent retirement. Less active in CAMRA in recent years but he has remained a member and probably had more influence on people’s awareness of real ale by his varied choice of beer to sell at the pub than many more traditional activists.
|Dumfries & Stewartry||Alan Gass|
Long-standing committee member, holding various posts for >10 years. Kept branch operating as Chair when the previous incumbent resigned. Now fills membership and contact roles and liaises with ‘mother’ branch Solway.
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Kenny Gillies|
Long-standing Branch Treasurer. Ayrshire Secretary prior to that; Ayrshire Real Ale Festival Treasurer since its inception.
|Ayrshire & Wigtownshire||Mick Lee|
A founder member of the Campaign in Scotland and of his branch. Long-standing former Branch Chair. Still going strong as Pubs Officer.
|Highlands & Western Isles||Eric Mills|
Former long-standing Branch Chair; now Scotland & Northern Ireland Tasting Panels Coordinator.
Long-standing “rock” of the branch, if it wasn’t for him the branch would have gone under long ago.
Branch founding member. Held many branch positions including Branch Chair and, most recently, Paisley Beer Festival Organiser.
Long-standing branch member. Held many branch and national positions. Scotland & Northern Ireland Brewery Liaison Coordinator since before 2007.
|Ayrshire & Wigtownshire||Bob Wallace|
First Organiser of Paisley Beer Festival, former Scottish Real Ale Festival Organiser. Changed, for the better, our entire approach to recruitment of new members in Scotland. Currently Ayrshire Real Ale Festival Sponsorship Manager.
Long-standing Branch and Paisley Festival Treasurer. Festival Assessor.
|Branch||Recipient||In recognition of|
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Alistair Boyd|
His passion and knowledgeable supporter of real ale, cider & perry.
|Kingdom of Fife||Kenny Broadbent|
His service to Kingdom of Fife branch and his boundless enthusiasm.
|Edinburgh & South-East Scotland||Tony Dean|
His service to Edinburgh & South-East Scotland Branch and his boundless enthusiasm. 1st Scotland & Northern Ireland Director.
|Edinburgh & South-East Scotland||Dan Kane|
His innovative and determined campaigning, dedication to pubs, real ale and brewing, along with history of brewing and breweriana. 3rd Scotland &Northern Ireland Director.
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Ellen McSwiggan|
Her service to Glasgow & West of Scotland branch and beyond. She served as Branch Chair 1993 to 1999 and 2003 to 2005, an unlikely role for a woman in those days.
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||Alan Watson|
His service to Glasgow & West of Scotland branch and beyond. A founder member of the Campaign in Scotland.
|Glasgow & West of Scotland||John Whitecross|
Him setting up the Glasgow Branch in 1974, was it’s first Chair and so was a pioneer of CAMRA in Scotland.
The photographs shown below were taken during the award ceremony, held in The Standing Order, Edinburgh, on Saturday, 2 July.