DELIGHTED . . . Ann, front row, second left, and Moira, in white, at the Number 10 reception
Ann Hill and Moira Priestley, both winners of Point of Light awards, were delighted to meet Prime Minister David Cameron at the event to mark the huge contribution Scotland makes to the UK.
Quilter Ann, who works with families and sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease, said: “I am delighted to visit No 10 to celebrate St Andrew’s Day with Mr Cameron. To say I am chuffed would be an understatement and all because I make quilts.”
And social worker Moira, who is head volunteer at the Big Burns Supper in charge of 200 helpers, added: “To be invited to celebrate St Andrews Day at 10 Downing Street is amazing and am truly thankful for the opportunity.”
Representatives from business, the arts, the UK Armed Forces and sports world all attended the reception, which had a particular focus on community heroes and inspirational charity fundraisers.
Saltires flew over Downing Street, a piper played and the menu included the best of Scottish produce.
Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said: “There are some amazing people here to celebrate tonight, winners of Points of Light Awards, people who’ve done extraordinary things in their communities, setting up healthcare systems in Zambia, trying to help other people through the trauma of cancer.
“Today we celebrate St Andrew, we celebrate all that’s great about Scotland, we show pride in Scotland’s past, present and future and what a great country we’re building together.”