Tom gets promoted to grade of Commander

Tom Downs with Prior

Tom Downs with Prior

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Bearsden man Tom Downs is here being promoted to the grade of Commander in the Order of St John Dunbartonshire at St John Scotland’s annual Festival at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh on Friday, June 27 by the Prior of Scotland, Sir Malcolm Ross.

The Order ranks in precedence immediately after the Order of the British Empire. Its Sovereign Head is Her Majesty the Queen, who sanctions all admissions to and promotions within the Order.

Photo by courtesy of Colin Adams Media.