Sunday, November 18, 2018
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Four from Skye received recognition for their courage at the Brave@Heart Awards on Tuesday 24 October.

The awards were presented by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at Edinburgh Castle.  

Elisabeth and Paulus Temming, who own the Flodigarry Hotel, and their employees, Leon Passveer and Mark Thornber, rescued one of their colleagues from a burning caravan.

In the early hours of the morning, a fire broke out in a caravan where one employee was sleeping.  The fire and heat made it impossible to open the doors, and the blaze was too strong to be tackled by fire extinguishers.

Mrs Temming threw a beer keg through the caravan window, allowing the group to pull their colleague to safety- seconds before the caravan was completely engulfed in flames.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Each year I am honoured and humbled to be able to present these awards to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary bravery.

“This is our chance to say a heartfelt thank you to those who, every day risk their lives in their professional roles and to members of the public who have stepped in to help a fellow citizen in danger or distress.

“Everyone who has been nominated for an award is a credit to Scotland and an inspiration to us all.”

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