The MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown, has paid tribute to Khalil Dale following the news that the former Dumfries resident was named posthumous winner of the 2013 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award. Mr Brown described Mr Dale as a "worthy winner" of the award.
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