Sports heroes, business leaders and community stalwarts from across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have been honoured by the Queen.
Below are the 17 people from the north-east included on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2022.
For many, it was a complete a surprise – made all the more special with it being the Platinum Jubilee.
Below is the full list. Click on the names to read the reports.
James Milne, chairman and managing director of Balmoral Group, for services to business and to charity (Milltimber)
Professor Peter George Bruce, Wolfson chairman, professor of materials, University of Oxford, for services to Science and Innovation. (Aberdeen)
Professor Timothy Ingold, emeritus professor of social anthropology, Aberdeen University, for services to anthropology (Aberdeen)
Professor Henry Ellington, for services to education and staff development (Aberdeen)
Dr Noha Elsakka, consultant medical microbiology and virology and service clinical director for NHS Grampian, for services to the NHS and Covid-19 response (Aberdeen)
Neil Fachie, for services to cycling (Aberdeen)
Robina Beattie, for services to the community in Aberdeen (Aberdeen)
Jenna Ross, for services to agriculture and science (Tarland)
Rev James Falconer, NHS Grampian chaplain, for services to parent and child bereavement and to the community of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray (Westhill)
Hannah Miley, for services to swimming and to women in sport (Inverurie)
Stanley Morrice, for services to the food and drink sector (Fintray)
Kenneth Simpson, chief executive of VSA, for services to people with disabilities in the north-east (Stonehaven)
Neil Simpson and Andrew Simpson, para alpine skiers, for services to skiing (Banchory)
David Stewart, chief operating officer, Wood plc, for services to British industry (Banchory)
Patricia Seligman, vice lord lieutenant of Banffshire, for services to the arts and community in Banffshire (Aberchirder)
Roy Young, for services to Nordic skiing and to the community in Huntly (Huntly)