The supervisor of a Palnackie care dwelling retired not too long ago.
Emmelence Higgins has been accountable for Barlochan House for the previous 15 years.
Before that she spent greater than 14 years at Munches Park in Dalbeattie, first as a carer after which as assistant supervisor and supervisor.
Emmelence, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2008, is initially from Burundi however moved to Scotland in 1987 with husband Paddy.
The couple initially lived in Fairlie in Ayrshire earlier than transferring to the Stewartry when Paddy obtained a job with Scottish Woodlands.
Residents and workers introduced her with messages of thanks, together with a poem written by John Chapman.