By Hamish Mackay
Retired journalist and STV reporter, Mike Edwards, who currently writes a fortnightly column for the Helensburgh Advertiser, has earned a top military award for his voluntary work.
Mike, who has been an Army Reservist for close on 30 years, was named Reservist of the Year in the Scottish Veteran Awards.
During his journalistic career, Mike worked for Radio Forth, Radio Tay, Moray Firth Radio, The Press and Journal (P&J) and the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, latterly spending 26 years on the reporting staff of STV. He retired in 2019.
Mike received the award in recognition of his work with a variety of good causes connected with the armed services, especially for his work with Erskine, the charity for former forces personnel.