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North east locals receive honours
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The Queen's Birthday Honours list recognised efforts in the area
People throughout the north east and Northern Isles have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Company chairman William Robertson from Elgin has been appointed a CBE for services to the construction industry.

Martin Ferguson Smith, from Foula, Shetland, an Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Durham has become an OBE.

Kay Briggs, from Aboyne, became an OBE for services to her neighbourhood support fund and young people.

Calum McGregor, from Westhill, received the same honour for services to the oil and gas industries.

Businessman Dennis Urquhart of Hatton on Fintray also became an OBE.

Local community

Audrey Findlay, who led Aberdeenshire Council for the first 12 years of its existence, has become a CBE.

Ms Findlay, who stood down in May after 19 years as a councillor, said she was "overwhelmed" at the news.

In Banff, Yvonne Morison became an OBE for her services to the local community and Lorraine Taylor was appointed an OBE for services to foster care, children and families.

Moira Trotter, from Elgin, was appointed an MBE for services to the Women's Royal Voluntary Service and to the Moray community.

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