Queen's Birthday Honours List 2016

Recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours in Scotland

In Scotland there are 113 recipients in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Damehoods have been awarded to:

  • Denise Coia for services to mental health and the NHS. An exceptional clinical leader in the field of mental health, her impact has been recognised across the UK and internationally. As consultant psychiatrist, she has been instrumental in the design and delivery of mental health services in Glasgow. She also has an influential role in the voluntary sector as medical advisor to the National Schizophrenia Fellowship in Scotland.
  • Sue Black OBE for services to forensic anthropology. Since 2008, she has been Head of the Anatomy and Human Identification Centre. Research undertaken there – the only of its kind in Europe – has led to the conviction of many perpetrators of child sexual exploitation, including helping to secure the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009. She is a Government adviser on Disaster Victim Identification and was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her work in Kosovo. She also spent time in Iraq in 2003.
  • Anna Dominiczak OBE for services to cardiovascular and medical science. One of the world’s foremost cardiovascular scientists and clinical academics, Anna’s research identifies genetic factors which may predispose people to heart disease and stroke. In 2010 she was appointed Regius Professor of Medicine – the first woman in Glasgow University’s history to hold this position. She is currently President of the European Society of Hypertension.

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) include:

  • David Dunaway for services to craniofacial surgery in the UK and Africa
  • Derek Calam OBE for services to public health and the regulation of medicines
  • Lady Susan Haughey DL for services to business and philanthropy
  • John McLeod for services to music
  • David Cameron for services to community land ownership in Scotland
  • Steven Torrie QFSM for services to fire and rescue in Scotland

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) include:

  • John Campbell Brown for services to the promotion of astronomy and science education
  • Jamie Murray and Leon Smith for services to tennis and charity
  • John Clark for services to business, motorsport and charity in Scotland
  • Duncan Rae for services to business and the community in Renfrewshire
  • Shirley Spear for services to the food and drink industry in Scotland
  • Johanna Basford for services to art and entrepreneurship
  • Mhairi Harrington for services to education
  • John Mundell for services to local government

Among those made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) are:

  • Alan Martin Dickie and James Watt for services to the brewing industry
  • Melanie Reid for services to journalism and people with disabilities
  • Dr John Kitchen for services to music
  • Dr Thomas Renouf for services to Armed Forces veterans
  • Maria Macnamara for services to charity and women’s health in Africa
  • Dr Kathleen Byrne for services to heritage information

Among those to become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) are:

  • Anthony Garn for services to horticulture in Scotland
  • Valerie Johnson for services to the food and drink industry in Shetland
  • Jessie Hartley for services to the community in Burra, Shetland Isles
  • Pearl Rendall for services to education
  • Alison Brown for services to people with disabilities
  • Christina Groundwater for services to the community in Orphir, Orkney Isles

Notes to editors

The full Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours list is attached, and a separate news release on awards of the Queen’s Police, Fire and Ambulance Service Medals in Scotland is also being issued by the Scottish Government.

Information about the Honours process is available on the Direct Gov website.

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