GLASGOW’S stars of business, academia, charity, sport and the performing arts have been honoured for their contributions to the city.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander presented 11 awards at a ceremony in the City Chambers yesterday to honour the men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to public service, worked selflessly for their communities or distinguished ­themselves in creative industries.

Past recipients include singer and songwriter Frankie Miller, actor Robbie Coltrane and Baroness Michelle Mone, founder of the Ultimo lingerie chain.

Street and Arrow, a charity and social enterprise that supports people with criminal convictions into work, was recognised with a Lord Provost’s Award for its contribution to business.

The service runs a community cafe at Glasgow Dental School and a mobile food truck in the West End.

Accepting the award, operations manager Stevie Mackin said: “It takes a city working together to change the lives of those in our most deprived areas. Glasgow has shown this is possible.

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“By giving people second chances it has offered our trainees more than just a job. It has given them hope and opportunity.”

The city’s Third Citizen, Deacon Convener Tom McInally, was presented with the Lord Provost’s Award for charity for the Trades House and its 14 Incorporated Crafts.

Last year the charity gave more than £750,000 to deserving causes and individuals across the city.

Mr McInally said: “I’m delighted and honoured to accept the Lord Provost’s Award for charity on behalf of the 14 Incorporated Crafts that constitute the Trades House of Glasgow.

“The Trades House was formed in 1605 and has represented the skilled tradesmen and women that helped to build and develop the city over the past 414 years.”

Glasgow’s Recovery Communities were also recognised for their services to the community.

The charity helps people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. Part of its success is due to its programme being run and developed by volunteers with personal experience of addiction.

Anna Campbell, who was helped by the charity and is now a lead volunteer, said: “It’s great the Lord Provost has recognised what we do in the Recovery Communities.

“Out of all the good and bad choices I made, recovery has made me the happiest.

“This project helped me because I was talking to people with lived ­experience of addiction.”

Nancy Humphries, 81, from Bridgeton, received an award in appreciation of her “outstanding” voluntary work across north and east Glasgow.

She has spent more than 20 years volunteering in her local area, principally helping families battling addictions.

She said: “I was shocked to hear I was getting an award.

“Drugs and alcohol have a terrible impact on ­communities. It would make you cry, but there are a lot of services out there to help people.

“I love my voluntary work and the people I meet – it’s what keeps me going. It has kept me active and mobile. If I didn’t do it, I wouldn’t last long.”

Scientist Professor Paul Garside, Glasgow University, and Alan Sherry, Glasgow Kelvin College’s outgoing Principal, each received

Lord Provost’s Awards for their contributions to education.

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The Lord Provost’s Award for Human Rights was presented to Sabir Zazai, chief executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, and Roddy MacLeod was honoured for services to piping.

The owner of the city’s Amber Regent restaurant was honoured for his ‘lifetime contribution to the city’.

Scotland’s star athlete and Diamond League Champion,Laura Muir received a Lord Provost’s Award for Sport. World number one over 1500m, as well as European and British record holder, Muir now has her sights on a gold at

the Athletics World Championships in Doha in September.

The Education Award was given to Professor Paul Garside, of Glasgow University

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, the university’s Principal, said: “Personally, and on behalf of the university, I would like to offer my warm congratulations to Paul and Laura on their ­prestigious awards.

“Laura’s incredible successes are world-class, and to have achieved them while gaining her degree in Veterinary Medicine is inspirational.”

The Business Award was given to the Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University.