Birthday Honours: Experts and devoted workers take a step into the spotlight

TEACHING staff, scientists and charity workers have also been named in this year's Birthday Honours list.

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Andy Wynd, Chief Executive of Scottish Spina Bifida Association, based in Airdrie, receives an MBE for services to healthcare in Scotland.

He said: "This is a huge accolade and recognition for our children and families throughout Scotland who live daily with this complex and life long condition.

"The Association was set up almost 50 years ago by parents to support their children and now this national organisation is in the forefront of innovation and support for over 3000 people in Scotland.

"This is an honour to be shared by all who have helped shape the organisation over the past years and have elevated it to the unique and distinctive organisation it is today."

Prof Sarah Cleaveland, from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the Veterinary School at Glasgow University was awarded an OBE.

She said: "I was thrilled, and extremely surprised when I first received the news and delighted to accept the honour.

"It is a tribute to the team of people who work with me across many departments at the University of Glasgow."

Rosemary Winter-Scott, board convener at Jordanhill School is rewarded for her services to education with a CBE.

Dr Paul Thomson, school rector,said: "I am delighted to hear that Rosemary's contribution to education and more widely to Scottish society has been recognised with the award of a CBE.

"Rosemary joined the Board in 2007. Her talents were recognised immediately and she was elected as convenor by her fellow Board members in 2008. "I offer congratulations to Rosemary on behalf of the whole Jordanhill community."

Patricia Scott, head teacher at St Luke's High School in Barrhead, said: "I am totally shocked and thrilled to have been awarded the MBE.

"It's a privilege to have been recognised in this way. But it really is an award for the whole school and the community."

Professor Colin McInnes, Director of the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory at the University of Strathclyde, has been given an MBE. He said: "I'm truly delighted that my contributions to space research have been recognised in this way, and thankful for the wonderful support from my family, and my many colleagues".

Dr Penny Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics and Statistics, where she has worked since 1997, and has been appointed OBE for services to mathematics.

She said: "This award has come as a big surprise. I'm very pleased to see this acknowledgement of the importance of the mathematical sciences, and touched by the support of those who nominated me."


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