Commenting on Her Majesty’s New Year Honours list, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:
“The Honours list demonstrates the wealth of talent and commitment in Scotland’s science, education, sport and public life. We should all be proud of our country’s outstanding achievements in these fields.
“Her Majesty has also recognised the dedication, compassion and kindness of so many ordinary people up and down the UK. As we all know too well, 2020 has been a year like no other. So many Scots have gone above and beyond in supporting friends, neighbours and their wider community during the pandemic. These are not people who seek the limelight, so I’m very glad that so many of those local heroes have been recognised by Her Majesty.
“My heartfelt congratulations go to the many Scots who have been honoured by Her Majesty.”