A DEDICATED community police officer, a lifelong judo enthusiast and the boss of the Royal Botanic Garden are among the Edinburgh and Lothian names honoured in the Queen's New Year Honours list today.
The honours list this year again recognises many unsung Scots making vital contributions to their communities.
Poirot actor David Suchet has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours list.
Singer Annie Lennox says she is "genuinely delighted" to receive an OBE in the New Year Honours list released today.
The list of Lothian people named in the New Year Honours...
It is easy to be dismissive about the Queen's New Year's Honours in these days when old-fashioned deference to royalty seems as distant from our daily lives as the rip-roaring script of Upstairs Downstairs.
BRA tycoon Michelle Mone has been recognised by the Queen for her services to the business of women's underwear.
'ARISE Sir Chris", championed the headlines as Scotland's most successful Olympian was awarded a knighthood last week. Sir Chris Hoy's three gold medals were seen as more than an adequate qualification for a knighthood.
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The full New Year Honours list
AS WELL as Chris Hoy's knighthood, three other sporting Scots received recognition in the New Year Honours list.
CHRIS Hoy's knighthood tops the New Year's Honours list that gives every British Olympic champion an award following the country's best medal haul in a century.
SCOTTISH Olympic champion Chris Hoy is honoured with a knighthood in the New Year Honours List today – and his mother is made an MBE for her own achievements.
SANDY Crombie, chief executive of Edinburgh-based financial institution Standard Life, said he was "delighted and very proud" to be knighted for services to the insurance industry in Scotland.
CYCING hero Chris Hoy is expected to pick up a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List.
A LONG-SERVING school secretary, a trend-setting radiographer and the creator of Dolly the Sheep are among the Lothian names recognised in the New Year's Honours list.
PROFESSOR Ian Wilmut, the man who led the team which created Dolly the Sheep, said he was "delighted and excited" after he was knighted in the New Year's Honours list today.
THE veteran television presenter Michael Parkinson, 72, will be knighted in the New Year Honours, it emerged yesterday.