Brewers & sports stars among honours...

Tonight’s the Knight! Arise, Sir Rod Stewart

Singer and songwriter Rod Stewart today crowns a career in pop music by receiving a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Stewart, already a CBE, is knighted for services to music and charity. Also knighted is Alex Fergusson, former presiding officer of the Scottish parliament, for services to politics, the Scottish Parliamentary process and public life in Scotland.

The list’s most senior honours go to oil baron Sir Ian Wood who receives the Knight’s Grand Cross, while Lord Smith and Dame Vera Lynn become members of the Order of the Companions of Honour.

Weir Group’s Keith Cochrane and the fashion writer and events manager Tessa Hartmann are appointed CBE while the OBE goes to motor dealer John Clark.

Maverick Brewdog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie now take their place among the establishment with MBEs, together with Skyscanner founders Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith.

Among others appointed CBEs are England cricket captain Alastair Cook and former England football captain Alan Shearer while tennis player Jamie Murray and Davis Cup coach Leon Smith are among the list of OBEs.

Prof Sue Black, director, the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, becomes a Dame Commander, for services to forensic anthropology.

Professor Anna Felicja Dominiczak, vice-principal and head of College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow also becomes  Dame Commander for services to cardiovascular and medical science.

Commenting on Lord Smith’s honour, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: “Lord Smith’s strong leadership of the Scotland Devolution Commission created historic constitutional change for Scotland.  His thorough and thoughtful work has heralded a new era for Scotland and it was a real pleasure to work with him.  Lord Smith is a truly deserving recipient of this honour.”

Among those on the birthday list are:


Keith CochraneKeith Cochrane (right), chief executive of Weir Group, for services to business; David Cameron, director, Community Land Scotland for services to Community Land Ownership in Scotland; Alastair Cook, England cricket captain; Tessa Hartmann, for services to the Scottish fashion and textiles industries; Lady Susan Haughey, for services to business and philanthropy; Prof Charles Jeffery, professor of politics, University of Edinburgh and lately director, Future of the UK and Scotland Research Programme, ESRC, for services to the Social Sciences; Brian Lang, chairman, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, for services to the arts, heritage and education; Tracey McDermott, acting chief executive, Financial Conduct Authority, for services to financial services consumers and markets; John Mcleod, composer and conductor, for services to Music; Richard Micklethwait, editor-in-chief, The Economist, for services to journalism and economics; Alan Shearer, former England football captain, for charitable services to the community in North East England; Janet Street-Porter, for services to journalism and broadcasting; Steven Torrie, HM chief inspector, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, for services to fire and rescue in Scotland; John Whiting, for services to tax simplification.


Jamie Murray eyes servingJohanna Basford, for services to art and entrepreneurship; Brian Blessed, for services to the arts and charity; Karen Boswell, managing director, East Coast Main Line Company; Prof John Brown, astronomer royal for Scotland, for services to the promotion of astronomy and science education; John Clark, chairman and chief executive, John Clark Motor Group, for services to business, motorsport and charity in Scotland; Stuart Condie, Grade 6, counter-avoidance, HM Revenue and Customs, for services to the investigation and reduction of fraudulent tax avoidance; Sandra Dancer, senior leader, Pensions Directorate, Dundee Pension Centre, for services to pensioners; Trevor Garlick, regional president, BP, for services to the Oil and Gas Industry; John Gordon, honorary fellow, Scottish Association for Marine Science, for services to science; Clifford Hague, emeritus professor, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, for services to planning; Dennis Malcolm, managing director and master distiller, Glen Grant, for services to business and the community in Speyside; John Mundell, chief executive, Inverclyde Council, for services to local government; Christopher Murray, head of operational banking, HM Revenue and Customs, for services to HMRC banking and charitable fundraising; Jamie Murray, (above) tennis player, for services to tennis and charity; Douglas Rae, managing director, Golden Casket (Greenock) and chairman, Greenock Morton Football Club, for services to business and the community in Renfrewshire; Leon Smith, tennis captain of British Davis Cup winning team; Shirley Spear, founder of the Three Chimneys, for services to the food and drink industry in Scotland; Timothy Steiner, founder and chief executive of Ocado, for services to the economy; Hayley Turner, jockey, for services to horse racing; Claire Williams, deputy team principal, Williams Martini Racing Team, for services to Formula 1 racing.


Brewdog dreamStuart Broad, for services to cricket; Kathleen Byrne, commissioner, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, for services to heritage information; Martin Dickie and James Watt, (right) co-founders, BrewDog, for services to the brewing industry; Bonamy Grimes and Barry Smith, co-founders Skyscanner, for services to technology and travel; Sydney House, conservator of forests, Perth and Argyll Conservancy, Forestry Commission, for services to forestry, the economy and tourism in Perthshire; Thomas Karas, lecturer, forestry and senior warden, Scotland’s Rural College (Barony Campus), for services to rural education in Scotland; John Philip Kitchen, for services to music; Linda Susan McClelland, Playfair Education Co-ordinator, National Galleries of Scotland, for services to Art Education in Scotland; Colin McMurtrie, higher officer, HM Revenue and Customs, for services to the development of digital services; Joan Melville, personal secretary to the chairman, chief executive and commissioners, Scottish Law Commission, for services to law and order; Melanie Reid, journalist, for services to journalism and people with disabilities; Robert Ryan, for services to weaving and the economy on the Isle of Mull;


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