There was recognition for two worthy characters from the Isle of Harris in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020, announced on Friday (9 October).

Recognised for her services to the community in the Isle of Harris over many years was Morag Munro, former co-ordinator of Crossroads Care, who is to be made an MBE.

Morag retired from the unpaid role as co-ordinator of Crossroads (Harris) last summer, after 35 years in the voluntary position. Her services to the Harris community in that and other capacities were described at the time as ‘exemplary’.

Also named for services to the Isle of Harris, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, was Angus ‘Gus’ Maclean, who is to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM).

Gus, from Borrisdale, has continued to provide a lifeline service from his mobile shop throughout lockdown.

A spokesperson for Harris Football Club, for which he is chairman, said: “An award richly deserved in recognition of his outstanding hard work over many years, and especially this year under extremely trying circumstances, where he has proved again to be such an asset to our community, providing a lifeline service to some among us most in need.

“His commitment to his job, dignified manner and the care he takes with all his customers mark him out as an island treasure we are proud to call one of our own!”

Pictures show Gus Maclean and Morag Munro receiving a presentation of flowers at her retirement in June 2019.