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13/06/14 22:30

Queen's Birthday Honours 2014

Honours recipients in Scotland

In Scotland there are 110 recipients in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Among those knighted are:

Ewan Brown for services to business and public life and philanthropy in Scotland.

Professor Thomas Devine for services to the study of Scottish history.

Recipients of the CBE include:

Professor Christopher Packard for services to clinical science.

Dr Frank Dunn for services to cardiology and the community in Glasgow.

Dr David Gow for services to upper limb prosthetics.

Nosheena Mobarik for services to business and public service in Scotland.

Kathleen Mainland for services to culture in Scotland.

Recipients of the OBE include:

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick for services to animal health and science.

Kenneth MacIver for services to Gaelic broadcasting and to the community in the Western Isles.

Phyllida Law for services to drama and for charitable services.

Andrew Thin for services to the environment and rural affairs in Scotland.

Susan Walsh for services to further education.

Among those receiving an MBE are:

Dr Jitendra Patel for services to healthcare.

Ann Fraser for services to the equestrian and leisure industry.

Kenneth McKenzie for services to agriculture and charity in Scotland.

Fraser Doherty for services to business.

Bill Martin for services to music and charity in Scotland.

John Barrowman for services to light entertainment and to charity.

Fiona Ritchie for services to broadcasting and traditional Scottish music.

Dario Franchitti for services to motor racing.

David Sneddon for services to Kilmarnock Football Club and the community in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Dilawer Singh for voluntary service to ethnic minorities sport and the community in Glasgow.

Recipients at BEM include:

Hester Martineau for services to music in Scotland

Susan Whiteford for services to sport and young people in Perthshire.

William and John Grant for services to road maintenance in Morayshire.

Mary Moriarty for services to the community in Leith through the Leith Festival.

Peter Lee for charitable services in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

The Queen’s Fire, Police and Ambulance Service medals

The following are recipients of the Queen’s Fire, Police and Ambulance Service medals in Scotland.

Birthday 2014 recipients of Queen’s Fire Medal

David Boyle, Assistant Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

David Boyle has been an exceptional public servant for the past 28 years however, it is in his role as the last Chief Fire Officer of Tayside Fire and Rescue that he has demonstrated, by personal example, exceptional leadership.

When the Scottish Government first proposed reform of the Fire Service in Scotland, David eagerly sought to take on an active role as he was determined to help create a truly world class public service. His peers elected him to the Vice-Chair of the Chief Fire Officers Association (Scotland) in 2011 and through this he became the Business Manager for fire service reform, a role which he truly excelled in.

On April 1 2013, he then took on the role of Assistant Chief Officer for the West Service Delivery Area of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, which consists of the old Strathclyde and Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Services. It serves a population of some 2.4 million people, spread over a varied geography that includes Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, as well as remote island communities in Argyll. Once again, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership, ensuring that there is a continuity in the delivery of vital public services whilst helping to reform the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Alex Clark, Deputy Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Having begun his fire service career in 1987 with Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service (LBFRS), Alex Clark progressed through the ranks and roles within the service, ultimately achieving the position of Chief Fire Officer in 2011.

During his time there Alex was faced with many challenges, from managing extremely complex operational incidents to introducing new capabilities in relation to service delivery. He lead the service in its final stages, preparing it for the transition to the new service, whilst simultaneously leading the reform team in their work to bring together the previous eight Fire and Rescue Services.

Alex immediately grasped the challenge and very quickly commenced the process of developing a common understanding of what a single service for Scotland would look like. Once this was achieved he developed the building blocks that would support the delivery of this and oversaw the progress of the work that delivered it. His leadership and personal commitment undoubtedly made a significant contribution to the smooth transition to the SFRS on April 1 2013.

Lewis Ramsay, Assistant Chief Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Lewis started his fire service career in 1989 with Strathclyde Fire Brigade, before progressing through the ranks to become Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2009. Throughout his career he has made a significant contribution to the development of the service, and continues to play a key role in how the fire and rescue service is developing in Scotland.

During 2010 Lewis became a member of the Fire and Rescue Reform Team, taking on the role of lead officer for prevention and protection. He very quickly commenced the process of harmonisation of the procedures and practices that were varied across Scotland enabling a consistent transition on April 1 2013. In addition to the regular support that he provided to the team delivering reform he was also actively involved in providing support to Strathclyde Fire and Rescue right up to the point of merger.

Lewis has also developed a community safety initiative with Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) which resulted in GHA reporting in 2013 that they have had no fire related deaths over a period of two years. At no time previously had they experienced a zero fire death year but his proactive engagement with the business community has brought a renewed focus on fire safety. He has developed very strong relationships with public sector partners and voluntary organisations and has significantly raised the profile of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service through his involvement with the Business Engagement Forum and as a non-executive director of the Scottish Business Crime Centre.

Lewis has held senior office in Strathclyde Fire and Rescue and now the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, playing a key role in steering and shaping the Service for the future. He added value to providing better outcomes for the communities within the Strathclyde area and is now doing so for the communities of Scotland.

Birthday 2014 recipients of Queen’s Police Medal

Andrew Bates, Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland

Chief Superintendent Andrew Bates is the local Policing Commander for Greater Glasgow Division, the largest territorial policing Division in Scotland, with responsibility for all operational policing matters in Glasgow and Greater Glasgow area.

He has pioneered initiatives within the service including the development and implementation of a new Community Policing Model maximising police visibility and engagement within communities whilst protecting and enhancing the service’s emergency response to priority incidents. This contributed hugely to the achievement of significant reductions in violent crime and anti-social behaviour and the sustained downward trend in both. This model is now being rolled out across all 14 local policing divisions in Scotland.

As the most experienced and skilled football match commander in Scotland, his input to the development of anti-sectarian legislation was fundamental to ensuring that those considering legislative provision were fully and credibly informed. He led the successful operational policing response to the 2012 Olympic Football events at the national stadium, Hampden, and was commended for his delivery of safe and successful Olympic events for all who attended. His abilities and leadership skills were also recognised in his selection to undertake a secondment to the Police Service of New Zealand.

Despite a busy schedule he devotes significant time and attention to mentoring and coaching staff in support of their development. A true ambassador for policing and an outstanding leader who has the respect of all within the service and amongst the many partners he has worked with over the years.

Derek Penman, Lately Assistant Chief Constable, Local Policing North, Police Scotland

Derek Penman began his career as a Police Cadet at the age of 18 and was appointed to Central Scotland Police in April 1984. He worked as a beat officer for four years before being transferred to CID duties where he remained as a detective officer until late 1989 when he undertook a law degree, graduating in 1993 as an lLB (Hons).

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, working within the newly formed Community Safety Department where he worked at the forefront of developing local Authority Liaison roles and the multiagency approach to youth justice. Notably, Derek ran the enquiry teams following the Dunblane Shooting incident in 1996.

In April 1997 Derek was appointed to the Scottish Police College at the rank of Inspector to be responsible for introducing the replacement of the Aberdeen Law Manuals - sourcing legal reference documentation for every operational police officer across Scotland - with an electronicIonline version that would provide the benefits of current, accessible and accurate legal reference material. The success of this project led to international interest and Derek’s expertise was sought by European and worldwide forces.

Derek was then promoted to the rank of Superintendent and joined Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary in 2004. During this period Derek undertook additional training to become a Silver Public Order Commander in advance of the G8 Summit being held at Gleneagles.

Returning to Central Scotland Police in January 2007 Derek resumed responsibility for Strategic Development before being appointed Chief Superintendent in charge of Communities Policing.

Derek was appointed to the new Police Scotland role of Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing North upon the inception of the National Force and successfully integrated the three legacy northern police forces into Police Scotland, improving performance and community engagement at a time of unprecedented organisational change and resourcing constraints.

He left his Police Scotland post on appointment as Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, Scotland in January 2014.

Birthday 2014 recipient of Queen’s Ambulance Service Medal

Michael Herriot, General Manager, National Risk and Resilience Department,Scottish Ambulance Service

Mike is known as a visionary, innovator, quality champion and initiator of leading edge patient centred ambulance services. His career has been epitomised by devoted service, considering new ways of putting the patient first and taking every opportunity to promote the service throughout the UK and beyond as a world class leader.

On joining Sussex Ambulance Service in 1980 after training as a nurse he became one of the first NHS Paramedics and put these pioneering skills and abilities to use to save lives and bring advanced treatment to patients in the pre-hospital environment. He also made a major contribution to bystander intervention in an emergency as one of the first ‘Save a Life’ instructors.

Joining Scottish Ambulance Service in 1989 allowed Mike to move to operational management roles, with his visionary ideas leading him to manage the ‘scenes’ of many significant incidents and develop the training needed to pass on these skills to others. He has been the Gold Commander for the Service at many incidents and events, including the G8 Summit, Glasgow Airport bombing, Royal and Papal visits and extreme weather challenges.

He works with absolute passion at national level to develop new concepts, designs, systems and ideas, which, have resulted in the successful introduction of Special Operations, extending the skills of paramedics to enter and treat patients in environments previously considered too dangerous.Many of his original ideas – new equipment, skills, systems and training plans have now been implemented across the UK.

Mike has been integral to major developments at a UK and Scottish level, working closely with Government, including post 9/11 procedures, crowd event guidance, marauding terrorist firearms, CBRN response and at the Home Office Emergency Planning College, Easingwold.

Mike is now serving his third term as a member of the British Red Cross Board of Trustees, and also chairs their Clinical Governance and Patient Safety Committees.

Notes to editors

The full Queen’s New Year 2014 Honours list is also being issued by the Scottish Government.

Information about the Honours process is available on the Direct Gov website


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