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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Edinburgh Police Farrier Honored for his Work

Royal farrier a shoe-in for animal award
Found this by accident's nice to see a farrier get such recognition!--Fran

The Scotsman Edinburgh Scotland Thu 18 May 2006

THE Queen's former farrier was today to be honoured with a parade of police horses along Princes Street as he was presented with an award for his work in animal welfare. Lothian and Borders Police horses in full livery were due to assemble at The Mound to celebrate Donald MacNaughton receiving his Animal Champion award from the Scottish SPCA. Mr MacNaughton, 60, has worked with the force's horses for 32 years. Born in Liberton, he joined the Royal Army Veterinary Corps as a young man and trained as a farrier. He was later responsible for tending to the Queen's horses in London before moving back to Scotland. Inspector Jim Baird of Lothian and Borders Police Public Order Unit said: "Thanks to Donald's skill and dedicated care, our horses lead long, productive lives."

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