The Lord-Lieutenant presented a British Empire Medal at a ceremony at the Lynnhurst Hotel Johnstone on 15 November 2019 to Susan McDonald for her services to community sport, health and  wellbeing in Renfrewshire. Since 2010, Susan has led the Paisley-based Active Communities, helping people to make the most of their lives by remaining healthy and physically active. From the early days as founder of Jogging Buddies in 2003, Susan has shared her own passion for running to encourage others to, not only develop their fitness but boost self-confidence and self-esteem and improve mental health. Susan has been instrumental in developing an extensive range of innovative programmes, with over 500 people of all ages regularly attending weekly sessions in venues across Renfrewshire.