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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 December 2007, 00:04 GMT
Higgins tops the Scottish honours
Scotland's two-time snooker world champion John Higgins
Higgins won the world championship for a second time in May
Scotland's two-time snooker world champion John Higgins has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

Higgins won his second world title in May after an epic with Mark Selby and regained his world number one ranking.

The 32-year-old from Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, won his first World Championship in 1998.

"There's not many in snooker who have got such an honour, said Higgins.

"I'm just delighted."

Ian Good, chairman of Hamilton Park Racecourse and Scottish Racing Marketing Ltd, is knighted for his services to industry.

Good is also chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association and head of The Edrington drinks group, which is said to be one of Scotland's biggest private manufacturing companies.

Alex Naylor, a respected athletics coach for Shettleston Harriers, is also awarded an MBE for his services to the sport.

Meanwhile, Stewart Milne, chairman of Aberdeen Football Club, gets a CBE for services to the housebuilding industry in Scotland.



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