Some are household names, others have been quietly working in their communities to make a difference.
Below are the 17 people from the north of Scotland included on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2022.
For many, it was a complete 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 Walker, joint managing director of Walkers Shortbread Limited, for services to the food industry (Aberlour)
Ian Urquhart and Michael Urquhart, director of Gordon and MacPhail, for services to the Scotch whisky industry and to charitable work in Moray (Elgin)
Highlands & Islands
Lindsay Graham, deputy chairwoman of the Poverty and Inequality Commission Scotland, for services to tackling children’s food insecurity (Inverness)
Mike Edwards, ambassador and trustee of Erskine, for charitable and public service (Inverness)
Dr Moira McKenna, chief commissioner Girlguiding Scotland, for services to young people (Dingwall)
Angus Watson, director of engineering and supply for the RNLI, for services to marine safety and charity (Dingwall)
Nicholas Groves-Raines, director of Groves-Raines Architects, for services to architecture, heritage and conservation (Thurso)
June Love, community relations manager at Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd, for services to the nuclear industry and to the community in Caithness and North Sutherland (Thurso)
Dr Kirsteen ‘Kirsty’ Cole, GP at Skerryvore Medical Practice, Orkney, for services to general practice and the community during Covid-19 (Orphir)
John J MacLennan, chairman of the lifeboat management group, Stornoway, for voluntary services to the RNLI (Stornoway)
Patricia Ross, volunteer at Highland Hospice, for services to charity (Achnasheen)
Iain MacFadyen, for services to piping (Kyle of Lochalsh)
William Dingwall, vice-president and standard bearer, Inverness Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland, for services to veterans (Inverness)
Kathleen Sim, vice-chairwoman of Bits and Pieces in Dingwall, for services to charity (Dingwall)
Norman Rushbrook, for services to the arts and squash in Orkney (Kirkwall)
Angus Hamilton Cleghorn-Redhead, for voluntary services to music and to the communities of Skye and Harris (Skye)