Award for brave Leah

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Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon presents nine-year old Leah Grant, from Linlithgow, with the prestigious St Andrew’s Award for Bravery at a ceremony in Bute House.

Leah assisted her mum Grace after she suffered a sudden seizure in their home in 2009, checking she was breathing and calling 999.

She was joined by fellow winner Aaron Love, 16, who plunged into a pond near his Livingston home to rescue two young children.

Ms Sturgeon said: “It is a privilege and humbling to meet these exceptionally courageous young people whose concern for others and actions in the face of danger are an inspiration to us all.”