Perthshire people from a range of fields have earned praise and recognition for their activities in the New Year Honours List for 2019. Stagecoach co-founder Ann Gloag is made a dame for services to business and philanthropy. As well as handling the Perth-based transport group, Ann (76) has founded a charity to help mothers injured in childbirth in Sierra Leone, Malawi and Kenya, called Freedom from Fistula. The former nurse, who grew up in a Perth council house and now is the lady of Kinfauns Castle, already has an OBE. Reacting to news she will now be made a dame, Mrs Gloag said she was “humbled.” Over in Errol, Maria Walker will get an OBE for services to education. Maria had education director roles in Perth and Kinross Council and Dundee before going on to become director of education and children’s services at Aberdeenshire Council. Loch Tay-based events organiser David Fox-Pitt, will get a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the adventure … [Read more...] about Perthshire to the fore in Queen’s honours list
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Inspiring Plymouth people have been recognised by the Queen for their incredible life achievements. Two Plymouth foster parents, MP Gary Streeter and Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer all feature on the county New Year Honours list for 2019. The awards recognise people from across the UK for their achievements and service to our country. This year, an array of wonderful people have been chosen to receive these prestigious awards including a few names from Plymouth and nearby areas. Also among the list is Jane Elizabeth Burrows, Elizabeth Ann Asprey and Michael Richards. Michael and Mandy Terrell Michael and Mandy Terrell are both receiving an MBE for their services to fostering. The couple never expected to receive anything for their fostering, let alone such prestigious honours. Mr Terrell said: “[We were] surprised and shocked. We are foster carers but there are thousands of other foster carers so we didn’t expect to receive an award. "You don’t [foster] for any award, … [Read more...] about The Plymouth people recognised in the New Year Honours list
Professors, TV historians, leading figures in football and some of the divers who saved a junior football team from a cave in Thailand are among the Bristol people named in the New Year’s Honours List. They include people at the forefront of science, innovation, business and education, with a former Bristol City player and coach, and a Bristolian who shaped helped the modern game. John Volanthen - George Medal When Bristol diver John Volanthen surfaced after a long dive through a pitch-black, water-filled cave complex in Thailand, he was the first person to know that a group of 12 children and their football team coach were miraculously still alive. What followed was an incredible rescue story, with Mr Volanthen, and his fellow diver Richard Stanton playing their part. Those two are being awarded the George Medal - the second highest civilian gallantry award that is announced alongside the New Year Honours List. The world held its breath as a multinational team of specialists … [Read more...] about All the people from Bristol named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list
THE New Year's Honours list is a list of Brits who have performed extraordinary feats in their field. A list of those receiving gongs is released at the end of the year, usually in late December. In 2018 the list is scheduled for release on December 28 at around 10.30pm. Here's who was honoured last time and what their awards are for. What is the New Year's Honours list and who was on it last year? The list is part of the British honours system, with New Year's Day marked by naming new members of orders of chivalry and other official honours. The awards are presented by or in the name of the Queen. In a tradition dating back to at least 1890, honours have been awarded at New Year with the full list published by the London Gazette on January 2. There were only two years where the list wasn't released on New Year - 1902 when it was instead published on the King's birthday the previous November and in 1940 due to the outbreak of World War Two. Among those recognised earlier this year … [Read more...] about When is the New Year’s Honours list announced, who decides who receives an honour and why do they get awarded?