Scots recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

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Image caption The honours list is published to mark the Queen's official birthday

Scottish residents from all walks of life have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

They include charity volunteers, a highland dancer and a chip shop owner.

Their contribution to their communities and wider Scottish society is marked by the award of the British Empire Medal (BEM) or the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

People from the Highlands, the Western Isles and the Northern Isles are particularly strongly represented.

Valerie Johnson of Frankie's Fish and Chips at Brae in Shetland is to receive the BEM.

She is being recognised for services to the food and drink industry in Shetland.

Her business employs seven full-time and 15 part-time staff. It is said to be "not only Britain's most northerly chippie, it's also the best".

Fish and chips in boxes
Image caption Valerie Johnson is recognised for the work of Britain's most northerly chippie

Volunteers from charitable and community groups on the list include Malcolm Livingstone from Whitecraigs in Glasgow.

Mr Livingstone is chairman of the Glasgow Jewish Community Trust and becomes an MBE for services to the Jewish community in Glasgow.

Alison Brown, from Tranent, co-founder of the charity Beach Wheelchairs, is awarded the BEM for services to people with disabilities.

Her charity, based in North Berwick, provides wheelchairs which allow disabled people to venture onto sand and into water.

Margaret Reston from the Borders village of Reston becomes an MBE for services to the Riding for the Disabled Association.

She has worked for them for over 40 years in a variety of roles.

Dr Andrew Naylor
Image caption Dr Andrew Naylor is a GP on the Isle of Harris

Lorraine Mckenzie of East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid is awarded the MBE.

In the 30 years she has been involved with the group, 25,000 women have been given advice or support and 690 women and their children have been helped to find refuge accommodation.

The co-founders of craft beer company BrewDog, who have been awarded MBEs, said they were "incredible" recognition of how much they had achieved in nine years.

James Watt and Martin Dickie set up the brewing firm in 2007 when they were 24 in response to the "stuffy ales" which dominated the UK drinks market.

Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog has grown from two employees to 580 and opened about 30 bars across the UK and 15 more around the world including Helsinki, Tokyo, Rome and Sao Paulo.

Melanie Reid
Image caption Melanie Reid's determination to recover after a riding accident has inspired many people

Dance teacher Cecilia Mccafferty from Lanark also becomes an MBE for services to Highland dancing and charity.

For over 42 years she has run a dance school teaching Highland, ballet, tap, modern and jazz.

Dance shows she helped organise have raised over £100,000 for local charities.

Island GP Dr Andrew Naylor is awarded the MBE for services to healthcare on the Isle of Harris.

He is said to be "renowned for his willingness to turn up whatever the time of night or weather".

Journalist Melanie Reid is to become an MBE for services to journalism and people with disabilities.

She has worked for the Scotsman, the Sunday Mail, the Express and the Herald and the Times.

A riding accident in 2010 left her seriously injured. Her weekly articles describing her determination to recover have been published in the Times Saturday magazine.

They are said to have become an inspiration to thousands of readers.

Scottish recipients of MBEs and BEMs

This list of people in Scotland awarded honours was issued by the Prime Minister's Office.

Perth and Kinross

MBE: Miss Alison Mary Frazer, Bridge Of Cally, Perth And Kinross. Lately Chief Executive, Music in Hospitals Scotland. For services to patients.

MBE: Dr Anna Campbell, Perth. Founder, CanRehab. For services to research into exercise-based cancer rehabilitation services.


MBE: MR Alastair Mcpherson Dinsmor, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Chairman, Glasgow Police Heritage Society. For services to police heritage.

MBE: Mrs Cecilia Lyle Mccafferty, Lanark, Lanarkshire. For services to Highland dancing and charity.

MBE: Jim Sweeney. For outstanding contribution to the youth work sector in Scotland.


BEM: Mrs Margaret Ann Mcauley, Glasgow. For voluntary service to young people in Glasgow.

MBE: Mr Malcolm Joseph Livingstone, Whitecraigs, Glasgow. For services to the Jewish community in Glasgow.


MBE: Ms Lorraine Mckenzie, Milton Of Campsie, Dunbartonshire. Administrator, East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid. For services to vulnerable women and children.

Highlands and islands

BEM: Mrs Jessie Brown Watson Donaldson, Isle Of Skye. Volunteer generalist adviser, Skye and Lochalsh Citizens' Advice Bureau. For voluntary service to the community on the Isle of Skye.

BEM: Mr Alastair And Mrs Helen Nicolson, Isle Of Skye. For services to Cancer Research UK on the Isle of Skye.

MBE: Dr Andrew Ian Naylor, Isle Of Harris. General Practitioner, Leverburgh Surgery. For services to healthcare on the Isle of Harris, Western Isles.

MBE: Mr Robert Edmund Ryan, Isle Of Mull. For services to weaving and the economy on the Isle of Mull.

BEM: Mrs Jeanette Robinson, Oban. For services to the community in Morvern, Argyll.

BEM: Mrs Jessie Margaret Hartley, Burra, Shetland. Lately Postmistress, Hamnavoe Post Office. For services to the community in Burra, Shetland Isles.

BEM: Mrs Valerie Dawn Johnson, Brae, Shetland. Director, Frankie's Fish and Chips. For services to the food and drink industry in Shetland.


MBE: Ms Melanie Reid, Stirling. Journalist. For services to journalism and people with disabilities.


BEM: Mrs Alison Brown, Tranent, East Lothian. Co-Founder, Beach Wheelchairs, North Berwick. For services to people with disabilities.


BEM: Mr Alexander Gordon Ingram, Torphins, Aberdeenshire. For services to the community in Aberdeenshire.


BEM: Ms Margaret Robertson, Bridge Of Weir, Renfrewshire. Volunteer, ChildLine Glasgow. For services to children and young people.


BEM: Mrs Jessica Mary Troughton, Stow, Roxburgh, Ettrick And Lauderdale. For services to the community in Stow, Galashiels.

MBE: Mrs Margaret Jean Morgan, Reston, Berwickshire. For services to the Riding for the Disabled Association.

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