A LIFEBOAT veteran who has worked in life-saving for more than 30 years has been named as Troon's Citizen of the Year.

Joe Millar, 54, will soon retire from the town's RNLI lifestation after serving as the station's coxswain.

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And as an early retirement present, the town paid tribute to Joe as he was given the award of Citizen of the Year by Troon Community Council at a special presentation on Wednesday, March 8.

On receipt of his award Joe said: "It’s a great privilege to be presented with the award by Troon Community Council for over 30 years with the RNLI in Troon.

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"It’s been a great honour to be recognised for my work as part of the life-saving team that makes up the RNLI in Troon.”

Troon RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Jim Redmond, said: “Since he began volunteering with the RNLI in 1991, Joe has been dedicated to the lifeboat service in Troon and this award is well deserved for his commitment to the station and the RNLI over those years.”