Former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini QC WS becomes a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list while Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer, Harry Burns, is knighted.

Also receiving a knighthood is Brian Souter, Chief Executive, Stagecoach Group, for services to transport and the voluntary sector.

Recipients of the CBE include:

Dr John Brown, Chairman of the Roslin Foundation, for services to science.

Dr James Rennie, former Dean of Postgraduate Dental Education , for services to dentistry.

Professor Brian Williams, former President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, for services to medicine.

Gavin Whitefield, Chief Executive, North Lanarkshire Council, for services to local government.

First Minister Alex Salmond said:”I would like to congratulate all of those who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. A great number of Scots have been honoured for services to our communities in areas such as medicine, the voluntary sector, business, justice, human rights and helping the most vulnerable people in our society. The remarkable abilities and breadth of the achievements of all of our successful nominees should be a source of pride and celebration for everyone in Scotland.”

Recipients of the OBE include:Professor William McKelvey, Chief Executive and Principal, Scottish Agricultural College, for services to the agricultural industry.David Lockwood, Managing Director, Thales, for services to industry in Scotland.

Roy McEwan, Chief Executive, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, for services to music. Professor Mona Siddiqui FRSE, Director, Centre for the Study of Islam, University of Glasgow, for services to inter-faith relations. Professor Noreen Burrows, Jean Monnet Professor of European Law, University of Glasgow, for services to scholarship and to human rights. Professor Donald Nicolson, Director, University of Strathclyde Law Clinic, for services to the legal profession. Robert Booth, Executive Director, Land and Environmental Services, Glasgow City Council, for services to local government. Dr Barbara Crawford FRSE, President, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, for services to history and archaeology. David McKenna, Chief Executive, Victim Support Scotland, for services to disadvantaged people.

Among those receiving an MBE are:-

Helen MacKinnon, Director of Nursing, NHS Education for Scotland, for services to healthcare.

Alison Good, former Information Services Manager, Scottish Poisons Information Bureau, for services to healthcare. Alison Anderson, for services to anatomical pathology.J ill Pilkington, Field Assistant, Soay Sheep Project, St Kilda, for services to science. Pauline Gallacher, for services to architecture and to regeneration in Central Scotland. Edward McCluskey, for services to disability swimming in Scotland. Lesley Forrest, for voluntary service to transplant athletics. Edward McLaughlin, for services to people with dementia in Scotland.

QUEEN’S POLICE MEDAL John William McNab, 53, Deputy Chief Constable, Grampian Police, joined Fife Police in 1986. Progressing through the ranks, he moved to Grampian Police where he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable before he assumed the role of Deputy Chief Constable. On joining Grampian, he set about planning and implementing a strategic governance framework which ensures continuous improvements in service delivery. His determination and drive has resulted in a greater focus by colleagues on developing high quality services. During his 25-year career, Mr McNab has worked in various roles including Traffic, CID, and uniform beat patrol, whilst rising through the ranks, before being promoted to a post at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland (HMICS). In this role, Mr McNab led on Force primary inspections which concluded with a thematic report on the progress of Best Value with the Police Service in Scotland.Mr McNab’s contribution has been instrumental in Grampian Police’s continuous improvement of its services. During this time the force has recorded some of its best performance figures to date, helping to insure that North East Scotland continues to be a safe community in which to live and work.Always leading by example, Mr McNab is highly committed and an excellent role model to others. His personal and professional qualities and broad operational experience, combined with his understanding of strategic management, integrated planning and a strong performance culture, demonstrates a range of strengths that are crucial to modern day Chief Officers.


Alasdair George Hay, 51, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Tayside and Fire Rescue, is is one of the most respected officers in the fire service in Scotland today. He has risen steadily through the ranks since joining the Fire and Rescue Service in 1983.Since transferring to Tayside Fire and Rescue in 1994, Mr Hay has driven and implemented continuous organisational improvement within the service. He has the responsibility to ensure that all the statutory duties contained within the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 are delivered to all the communities in the area.Mr Hay’s leadership and motivational skills helped the Service exceed their target to carry out 10,000 home safety fire visits to households identified as being most at risk of fire.As a member of the mentoring partnership in Scotland, Mr Hay is passionate about continuous self-development and is currently acting as a mentor for a senior police officer.