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"Sean Connery was one of six Scots to be awarded with a knighthood - others came from the world of business and medicine"
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Friday, 31 December, 1999, 11:27 GMT
Broad spectrum of Scots honoured

John Brown The designer of the Royal Yacht Britannia, John Brown, is knighted

Scots from all walks of life have been honoured in the New Year Honours List.

Those rewarded for their contribution to society include Hamilton teacher Anne Marie Fagan, cancer specialist Professor David Lane and Clyde shipbuilder John Brown.

Other well known figures honoured are actor Sean Connery, Scotland rugby star Gary Armstrong, actress Edith McArthur, the former head of the Scottish Prison Service Eddie Frizzell and Glasgow Councillor Bashir Maan.

Anne Fagan, who is head teacher at John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton, is to receive a CBE for services to education.

It's an honour for myself and for the many who worked on the great shipyards of the Clyde.
John Brown
She said: "I am absolutely thrilled, but it has really been a team effort from all the staff at the school. I am really only the figurehead."

In November, her school won the Caring Cup Schools Award for its involvement in the community.

John Brown, who helped design a number of famous ships, including the Queen Mary, the original Queen Elizabeth and the Royal Yacht Britannia, is to be knighted.

Mr Brown, who is 98, said: "It's an honour for myself and for the many who worked on the great shipyards of the Clyde."

It proves that people in this country can rise up
Ian Wright
One of Scotland's favourite actresses, Edith Macarthur, 73, has been given an MBE.

She made her name in Take the High Road and had key roles in The Sandbaggers, Dr Finlay's Casebook and Love Story.

Celtic footballer Ian Wright, who has been awarded an MBE, said the honour was beyond his "wildest dreams".

He said: "It has been an unbelievable year, and everything in the past few months has been going for me.

"It proves that people in this country can rise up."

Eddie Frizzell, who is a former head of the Scottish Prison Service becomes a Companion of the Order of the Bath and Glasgow councillor Bashir Maan gets a CBE for services to race relations and to the community in Scotland.

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