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Jethro Tull frontman gets honour
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Ian Anderson has been performing with Jethro Tull for 40 years
The Fife-born frontman with rock group Jethro Tull has been made an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Ian Anderson was born in Dunfermline in 1947 and was educated at a primary school in Edinburgh. His family moved to Blackpool when he was aged 12.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who also plays the flute, has been performing for more than 40 years.

The principal of Edinburgh University, Prof Timothy O'Shea is to receive a knighthood for services to education.

So too does Prof Ian Wilmut, the man behind Dolly the Sheep, for services to science.

The chief executive of Visit Scotland, Philip Riddle, becomes an OBE for services to the tourist industry. Mr Riddle was born in Fife.

Prof Jeremy Greenwood, director of the British Trust for Ornithology, from Balmullo, is honoured for services to conservation.

The chair of the Kirkcaldy Civic Society, Ann Watters, has been made an MBE for services to heritage in Fife.

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