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Monday, 31 December, 2001, 00:00 GMT
Scots named in New Year honours
Singer Barbara Dickson and footballer Gary McAllister are among the Scots named in the Queen's New Year honours.

The award-winning singer and actress has been made an OBE, while the Liverpool and former Scotland soccer star has become an MBE.

The list has seen honours bestowed on people from a wide spectrum of public life, including academics, court officials, teachers and a school patrol woman.

Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson: OBE awarded
Miss Dickson, originally from Dunfermline in Fife, recently won an Olivier award when she starred as Sixties pools winner Viv Nicholson in the musical Spend, Spend, Spend, and has had a string of hits including I Know Him So Well and January, February.

Gary McAllister, who was 37 on Christmas Day, started his career at his home town team Motherwell 20 years ago and won 57 international caps.

The midfielder, who was a key player in the Liverpool side that won the treble last year, has been honoured for services to football.

Timothy Clifford, director general of the National Galleries of Scotland and Professor Graeme Catto, the new president of the General Medical Council, have received knighthoods.

A knighthood has also been bestowed on Professor Bernard Crick, from Edinburgh, for services to citizenship in schools and political studies.

Giles Havergal, director of the Citizens Theatre, in Glasgow, becomes a CBE for services to the theatre.

The popular author, Rosamunde Pilcher, has been made an OBE for services to literature.

The 76-year-old grande dame of the romantic novel has been writing for 60 years but only achieved international recognition at the age of 60 with her book "The Shell Seekers".

Born in Cornwall, she has lived in Perthshire since 1946 when she married her husband, Graham.

Scottish sculptor and writer Ian Hamilton Finlay, has become a CBE for his services to the arts.

Prison governor

Hugh Morison, chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, has been made a CBE for services to the whisky industry.

The honours list has seen recognition of the work of officials involved in the Lockerbie trial, which saw the conviction of one man for the bombing of a Pan Am airliner and the deaths of 270 people in 1988.

Norman McFadyen, Procurator Fiscal at the Scottish Court in the Netherlands, has become a CBE and Ian Anderson Bannatyne, governor in charge of the prison at Camp Zeist, has been made an OBE.

The honours have seen recognition of the work of a wide range of people in public life including:

  • Christopher Spry the former chief executive of Greater Glasgow Health Board, is made a CBE for services to the National Health Service;

  • James Cruickshank, a Seed Potato Grower, from Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, becomes an OBE for services to the potato industry;

  • Fiona Baikie, the Principal of Telford College, in Edinburgh is made an OBE for services to further education;

  • Phyllida Bowser, director of the Wishart Centre, in Dundee, becomes an MBE for services to homeless people;

  • and Margaret Howieson Turner is made an MBE for services to the community in Cambeltown, Argyllshire.

Thomas Stewart has been recognised for services to Braemar Mountain Rescue by being made an MBE.

The same honour was given to Allen Fyffe, secretary of the Scottish Mountain Leadership Training Board at Glenmore and one of the country's pre-eminent mountaineers.

Former Scottish rugby union referee Jim Fleming, from Edinburgh, has been made an MBE.

Peter Fowler, head of the Scottish Provincial Press Group, has become an MBE in honour of his work for the newspaper industry and charity.

There were also MBE conferred on Patricia MacArthur, a school crossing patrol guide at Bridgend Primary School, in West Lothian and for postman Brian Wildish, for services to the community in Perth.

See also:

31 Dec 01 | Scotland
OBE for musical actress Dickson
31 Dec 01 | New Year Honours
McAllister claims sixth medal
26 Dec 99 | Entertainment
Barbara's bonanza year
12 Feb 01 | Entertainment
Pilcher leads Romance shortlist
12 Apr 01 | Rugby Union
Fleming blows whistle on career
16 Nov 99 | Scotland
Whisky duty leaves sour taste
31 Dec 01 | Scotland
Notable praise for musician
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