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Prof Higgs is honoured by Queen at an investiture ceremony in Edinburgh

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Image caption Peter Higgs was made a Companion of Honour for services to physics

Professor Peter Higgs has been honoured at an investiture ceremony in Edinburgh.

The Queen gave out honours to Scots named in the New Year Honours List including the Nobel laureate.

He was made a Companion of Honour for services to physics in the New Year Honours List.

It comes ahead of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh hosting their annual garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse later.

Around 8,000 invited guests from across Scotland typically attend the event, held in the grounds of the Edinburgh palace.

The garden party takes place each year during Royal Week, a traditional period in which the monarch carries out engagements in Scotland.

Former Glasgow School of Art director Seona Reid became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, while the commander of the Army in Scotland, Major General Nicholas Eeles, and Scottish writer Allan Massie, received CBEs.

Former Arctic explorer, mountaineer and scientist Dr Philip Gribbon received the Polar Medal.

In total, about 70 people were honoured during the ceremony.

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