First Minister congratulates Scotland's recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours

Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to the Scottish recipients in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Professor Fiona McQueen, lately the Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland, is among those awarded a CBE, for services to the NHS in Scotland.

Those receiving OBEs include Catherine Campbell, Brian George Ewing, Professor Rose Marie Parr, and Professor Michael Barrett.

There are MBEs for, among others, Karen Margaret Anderson, Dr Heather Currie, Neena Mahal, George Hossack Young, and James Walter Duncan.

While those receiving BEMs include Ronald John Nicol, Isabel Norma Gilchrist Nicol, Samuel Kenneth Thomson, Professor David William Gray, and Sheila Anne Buchanan Hill.

Police Scotland Chief Superintendent Roderick Newbigging and Deputy Chief Constable Fiona Taylor will receive The Queen’s Police Medal. The Queen’s Fire Service Medal will be awarded to Carole Glendinning, Firefighter Control, John Miller, Deputy Assistant Chief Officer, and Ronald McIntyre, Watch Commander, all of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Trevor Spowart, General Manager Fleet, and William Kinniburgh, Strategic Operations Manager, of the Scottish Ambulance Service, will receive The Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“The Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise the outstanding contributions of the people of Scotland to communities throughout the country, and around the world. Their exceptional service and dedication in a range of fields including the arts, education, business, charity, community support, and science has provided countless benefits across society.

“I’m also pleased to see that many individuals who have helped our work to tackle the coronavirus pandemic have been recognised. I know we are all hugely grateful to each and every one of them, and it is right that their stellar efforts have been acknowledged in this way

“Our emergency services have always gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep people and communities across Scotland safe, and never more so than during these unprecedented times. I also want to extend my congratulations to those personnel who have been awarded The Queen’s Fire, Police or Ambulance Service Medals.”

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