BEM image The Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recently been published and we were delighted to see that Esme Duncan has been awarded the British Empire Medal. Esme worked for SU Scotland for 15 years before moving up to Caithness to take a position as a locum with the Church of Scotland, and the honour is being awarded to her for her church and charity work, including her services to SU Scotland. Have a read of the news article in the John O'Groat Journal which features a photo and interview with Esme. We wish her well as September sees her starting her new role as an ordained local minister in Caithness.