Three men who are regularly called to save people in distress in some of the most remote and treacherous parts of Scotland have been included on this year’s list.
New Year Honours
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson said she is pleased to be recognised in the New Year Honours because she feels children’s literature often takes a “back seat”.
A former education chief has been honoured for her years of dedication in the classroom.
It appears that 2018 has been the year of Gladys Sangster and, with her inclusion on the New Year Honours list, she is “going out with a bang”.
Queen’s New Year Honours 2019: Speyside fiddler who has travelled the world to receive British Empire Medal for services to north-east music
A musician from Speyside will receive a British Empire Medal to celebrate a lifetime of spreading traditional Scottish music across the world.
Twiggy joked that it has been “purgatory” keeping the news of being made a Dame a secret.
Michael Palin paid tribute to his fellow Monty Python stars as he became the first member of the revered comedy group to receive a knighthood.
Chris Packham has said his CBE is a thank you from the animals that have been saved from suffering due to his conservation work.
Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has said he is “delighted” at being able to share news of his OBE with his 99-year-old mother, Molly Carter.
Christopher Nolan is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century and among the highest grossing directors of all-time.
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson called for an end to the closure of libraries as she was awarded a CBE.
A woman who has helped recover almost £1 million in refunds for people who have bought concert tickets from resale website Viagogo has been awarded an MBE.
Author Philip Pullman said he was “very surprised and honoured” after being awarded a knighthood.
Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has been awarded a CBE for services to music in the New Year Honours list.
His life changed forever when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at 15.
A well-known Nairn man has been honoured with a British Empire Medal for decades of work for charity, music and culture in the Highlands.
Rita Jamieson, 95, has received the British Empire Medal for services to the Community in Orkney as part of the Queen’s New Years Honours.
After 50 years with airline Loganair, Orcadian Bryan Sutherland was left blown away at being made an MBE in the Honours.
Ruth Langsford has congratulated her “darling” husband and This Morning co-presenter Eamonn Holmes over his upcoming OBE.
Joining famous names including James Cosmo and Mark Beaumont on the New Year Honours list is a number of people from the Highlands and islands and Moray.
“Secret weapon” of theatre Rosemary Squire said she was “absolutely delighted” to receive a Damehood in the New Year Honours.
A West End star who began his career selling ice cream and programmes in a London theatre has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours.
Lynne Franks, the PR guru who inspired Absolutely Fabulous, said she hopes receiving an OBE will shine a light on her work empowering women.
A long-serving Girls Brigade captain has received a British Empire Medal for her efforts.
A Moray horse-riding enthusiast who has worked ensure all youngsters are able to sample life in the saddle has been made an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list.
Thirteen people from the Highlands and islands were among 1,197 people to be acclaimed in the New Year Honours list.
A breast cancer survivor who set up a group to help others with the disease in the Western Isles has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her work.
Shetland businesswoman Elizabeth Johnson said she thought it was a joke when she discovered she was being made an MBE for services to renewable energy and charity fundraising.
A former soldier from Caithness has been made an MBE for his contribution to the Royal British Legion Scotland.
Firefighters, teachers and voluntary workers from across the Highlands and islands have been recognised in the Queen's New Year honours.