Coastguard Howick volunteer Ian Gibson has been awarded an Outward Bound scholarship in recognition of his dedication and contribution to the organisation.
Mr Gibson, President of Coastguard Howick, will attend the eight-day course in July to help him increase his individual and social development. This will not only benefit him personally but also enhance what he brings to his role at Coastguard.
Todd Forsyth, Vice President of Coastguard Howick, says Ian is a worthy recipient of the Outward Bound scholarship - one of just five available to Coastguard volunteers nationwide.
"We believe that putting Ian forward for the Outward Bound scholarship will enhance his abilities and complement the SAR training he has undertaken to date. It will also assist in his development as a person, team member and in his leadership role as President of the Unit.
"Ian juggles both a full-time job and his commitment to Coastguard and this course will give him time for self reflection and self discovery.
"Todd has been an absolute asset to the Unit for 13 years. His ongoing dedication to Coastguard has been admirable and there is no doubt the course will help him continue to reach his full potential," says Mr Forsyth.