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Queen's New Year Honours list 2018

Published: 29 Dec 2017 22:30

First Minister congratulates Scottish recipients.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to more than 100 Scottish recipients in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

There are Knighthoods for the Very Rev Professor Iain Torrance for services to Higher Education and Theology and Professor John Curtice for services to the Social Sciences and Politics. Lady Susan Rice CBE will receive a Damehood for services to Business, the Arts and Charity in Scotland. 

Among those to become Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) are Ben Thomson, for services to Arts and Culture in Scotland, James Martin for services to the Scottish Public Sector and Lesley McAra, for services to Criminology.  Those receiving an OBE include Lesley Sawers, for services to Business and Equality, and Derek Bell for services to Unscheduled Care and Quality Improvement.  Scots receiving an MBE include James Copeland (Cosmo) for services to Drama and the longstanding Scotland National Rugby Team Doctor, James Robson for services to Rugby. 

Chief Superintendant, Barry McEwan and Superintendant, Lesley Clark will receive the Queen’s Police Medal. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service firefighter, Gordon Brown, will accept the Queen’s Fire Service Medal and Mark Treherne, Manager with East of Scotland Special Operations Response Team, at the Scottish Ambulance Service, will receive the Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal.

The First Minister said:

“The Queen’s New Year Honours list illustrates the achievements of many exceptional people from across Scotland who have shown outstanding service and dedication. From those who work in the field of education and business, medicine and mental health, to those who promote our country on the world’s sporting stage and on screen, the Honours are a fitting way of celebrating their work.

“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.”