Scots Prominent in New Year Honours

Violinist Nicola Benedetti, rugby legend Doddie Weir and businesswoman and philanthropist Ann Gloag are among Scots recognised by the Queen

From sportspeople to academics to community champions, more than 100 Scots appear on her Majesty’s 2019 New Year Honours list.

Welcoming the Honours, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said:

I’m delighted and very proud that so many Scots who have made an immense contribution in such a diverse range of fields have been honoured.

They have made an outstanding contribution in a wide range of areas, from charity to business and sport to science. They help our communities thrive and inspire future generations.

For his important research in life sciences at the University of Dundee, Mike Ferguson adds ‘Sir’ to his title Professor.

Ann Gloag, a tireless philanthropist and hugely successful businesswoman, is an inspiration.

The incomparably brilliant Nicola Benedetti is recognised for her services to music, while Doddie Weir, Kate Caithness and Louise Martin are honoured for their tremendous contribution to Scottish sport.

I am pleased so many Scots are recognised for their tireless work in their communities – from Desley Stickle in Shetland, to David Turnbull and Allan Beveridge in Peebles, and many more in-between. ‎ I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all those who have been honoured this year.

The full honours list can be found here:

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