Colleagues from across Forth Valley met up to say farewell to Dr Mark Holliday, who has retired from his post as Consultant Chemical Pathologist in the Forth Valley Royal Hospital Labs.
Originally from Coventry, Mark studied medicine in Bristol before deciding on a career in Chemical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry. He worked in several hospitals across England, including Leicester Royal Infirmary, where he met wife-to-be Aileen, who also works for NHS Forth Valley, before moving to Forth Valley in 1990.
A keen orienteer, Mark is looking forward to having more time to spend on the sport and has already got plans for an orienteering break in Nairn, much to the delight of his wife, who was hoping for a more exotic trip! When asked what else he plans to do with his retirement, Mark has often said he is going to become a concert pianist!