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Lorraine Kelly awarded CBE on Honours List and says she is ‘humbled’

TV host Lorraine Kelly said yesterday she felt “humbled” to be recognised in the Queen’s annual honours list.

The 60-year-old presenter gets a CBE for services to broadcasting, journalism and charity.

She said: “This is such an unexpected honour.

“I’m very grateful and humbled – particularly as I’m in far more deserving company. All of those frontline workers are true heroes.”

Lorraine’s on-screen break came in 1984, when she joined TV-am. Since then, she has become a familiar face on the small screen and has presented her daily ITV talk show, Lorraine, since 2010.

Other Scots also featured on the honours list.

Scots TV presenter Lorraine Kelly

Olympian Eve Muirhead was awarded an MBE for services to curling.

The 30-year-old, a former junior and senior world champion who skipped her team to Olympic bronze at Sochi in 2014, said: “I’ve been curling for the majority of my life and have put a lot of time and effort into getting where I am in the sport.

“Although I’m very modest about these things, it is definitely very nice to be recognised.”

Nightclub boss Donald MacLeod gets an MBE for his support to music and charity.

The boss of The Garage and Cathouse clubs in Glasgow was also recognised for his work with the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity, which helped launch the Scottish Music Awards
22 years ago.

Donald MacLeod was recognised for his work for charity.

Donald said: “I am delighted and quite humbled at being chosen

to receive such a distinguished accolade.

“Music has been my life’s work and passion, and throughout most of my career, Nordoff Robbins and the fantastic work it carries out in Scotland has been a great source of pride and inspiration.”

Audrey Wood, from Newmachar in Aberdeenshire, has been given a British Empire Medal after raising more than £235,000 for lifeboat stations across the north-east following the death of her son Stuart “Woody” Wood.

He was one of 16 men who died in a helicopter tragedy in 2009 and Aberdeen RNLI’s D-class inshore lifeboat was named “Buoy Woody – 85N” in his memory.

At the time, Audrey described her fundraising efforts as “distraction therapy in this lifelong grieving journey of losing our only son”.

She said: “I’m astounded and honoured by this unexpected recognition. I set out to do something positive in response to the tragic loss of Stuart. It was more successful than I dared hope.”

Professor Muffy Calder, vice-principal and head of science and engineering at Glasgow University, was made a dame for services to research and education.

Professor David John Webb, Christison professor of therapeutics and clinical pharmacology at Edinburgh University, was made a CBE for services to clinical pharmacology research and education.

Ian Beattie, chairman of Scottish Athletics,
was made an MBE for services to the sport.




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