As noted in the Paisley Daily Express, Scout Leader of the 2nd Paisley Abbey Scout Group, Rev Alan Birss has taken on the honour of becoming the Deputy Lord Lieutenant.

Commenting on the announcement, District Commissioner, Rob Murray said:
“Alan has given years of service to not only Scouting but to the wider community.birs

“Alan has held a number of roles within Scouting and received recognition for his dedication by being awarded the Medal of Merit in June.

“Alan has been a loyal servant within the church and indeed support to Royal events over the past number of years.

“On behalf of Paisley & District Scouts I wish Rev Birss all the best in his new role.”