A DANCE instructor, lifeboat chief and charity fundraiser are among the Lothian residents recognised in today's Queen's birthday honours list.
OLIVIA Giles, the Edinburgh lawyer who lost her limbs through meningitis, spoke of her delight after being awarded an OBE for her charity work.
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TAMARA Mellon, the entrepreneur behind the shoe brand Jimmy Choo, receives an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
A PARALYMPIAN swimmer, a plucky pensioner who refuses to slow down despite her advancing years and a woman whose revolutionary ideas created the best nursery in Britain are among the local people recognised in the Queen's birthday honours list.
HOLLYWOOD actor Alan Cumming and controversial artist Peter Howson are among the Scots making the Queen's Birthday Honours list this year.
VETERAN horror actor Christopher Lee and golfer Nick Faldo are knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list today.
DOZENS of Scots from all walks of life were in Edinburgh yesterday to receive honours from the Queen.
PAKISTANI politicians passed a government-backed resolution demanding Britain withdraw the knighthood awarded to author Salman Rushdie.
A NURSE who has helped thousands of people give up smoking and a teacher who has devoted her life to special needs children were named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List today.
A STONEMASON who has helped to preserve some of Scotland's most historic buildings is among dozens of unsung Scots who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
CRICKET legend Ian Botham and the novelist Salman Rushdie are knighted today in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
WHILE Tony Blair waves a tea mug in Downing Street and David Cameron pedals on a bike to work, Sir Menzies Campbell has found a new way to demonstrate his street cred - by downplaying his knighthood.
AWOMAN who set up a children's charity after discovering her father was a paedophile, and the founder of an arts group forging links between the Scots and Indian communities are among those in the Lothians today given awards in the Queen's birthday honours list.
JOHN Elvidge, Scotland's most senior civil servant, receives a knighthood in today's honours. Mr Elvidge, 55, the permanent secretary at the Scottish Executive, becomes a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
BRIAN Ivory, chairman of the board of the National Galleries of Scotland, has received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
A GRANDMOTHER who has run the fire brigade on a tiny Scottish island for the last 18 years said yesterday she was "thrilled" at being awarded an MBE.
BALLET star Darcey Bussell and veteran television presenter Esther Rantzen are among the record number of women honoured today in the Queen's birthday honours list.
ONE of Edinburgh's top restaurateurs and the chief executive of the city council were among the people from the Lothians recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list today.
HIS role as the brash wheeler-dealer Del Boy Trotter in Only Fools and Horses ensured him a special place in the nation's hearts, and now his talents have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours, published today.
MIDGE Ure, the former frontman of 1980s pop group Ultravox and founder of Live Aid, said it was "wonderful" to receive an OBE for his music and charity work.