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First Minister congratulates Scottish recipients of Queen’s New Year Honours

Published: 30 Dec 2020 22:30

Queen's New Year Honours 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to the Scottish recipients of awards in The Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Professor Francis McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Stirling, has been honoured with a Knighthood for services to education and to the economy.

Professor Ian Finlay, Professor Bashabi Fraser, Professor Sheila Rowan MBE and Professor Petra Wend will receive CBEs. 

Recipients of an OBE include Dr Heather Bacon, Michael Bullock and Michael Tobias.

Those honoured with an MBE include Rosemary Brewster, Christine Campbell, Ronald and Joyce Loveland, Kenneth Macdonald, Abdul Majid, Marie Shevas and Jacqueline Winning.

Amongst those awarded a BEM are Maxine Allan, Desmond Cheyne, Swaran Chowdhary, James Foxley, John Gilfillan, Patricia Holt, Jamie Kinlochan, Jennifer McCartney, Charlotte Park, Mohammed Rakq, Graham Watson and Linda Yule.   

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“The New Year Honours list highlights the exceptional contributions of the people of Scotland whose outstanding service and dedication has made a lasting contribution to communities the length and breadth of our country. Their service, in fields ranging from the arts, education and sport to charity, community and science, has benefited people right across society.

“The response to the coronavirus pandemic this year has seen countless people bravely and selflessly go above and beyond their usual duties. It is right that many of them are being honoured, and we continue to be incredibly grateful for their actions during this period. 

“I also want to extend my congratulations to emergency service personnel who have been awarded The Queen’s Fire, Police or Ambulance Service Medals. Our emergency services deserve our continued gratitude for helping to keep people and communities across Scotland safe every day of the year and, of course, especially in these unprecedented times.”