Scots honoured in Queen's birthday list

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David Coulthard
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David Coulthard won 13 Grand Prix races in his career

High profile Scots have been joined by local heroes and been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Former Formula One racing star David Coulthard, from Twynholm, receives an MBE for services to motor racing.

Gordon Baxter, founder of Baxters soup, becomes a CBE, and Blair Jenkins, former head of news and current affairs at BBC Scotland, becomes an OBE.

A host of previously unsung heroes from around the country are also honoured.

Coulthard, 39, won 13 Grand Prix races in his career and once finished second in the drivers' championship. He now works as a television pundit.

Royal approval

Soup manufacturer Mr Baxter, 92, speaking from his home in Fochabers, Moray, said he was "very gratified, proud and pleased to receive this acknowledgement".

He added: "It was awarded for business and my work with the Baxters Foundation, which is a charity that has raised a lot of money and supported worthwhile organisations across the UK and particularly north-east Scotland."

The list, drawn up independently of government, was seen in draft form by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and signed off by his successor David Cameron before being approved by the Queen.

Angela Bruno is awarded an MBE for her work with the White Lily Fund Cancer Charity in the west of Scotland and Elizabeth Douglas receives an MBE for her work with the British Red Cross in Dumfries and Galloway.

Olivia Giles, 44, a lawyer from Edinburgh who lost her limbs through meningitis in 2002, is honoured with an OBE for her charity work.

She said: "I work on my own, more or less, so you can sometimes wonder if what you're doing is worthwhile and making a difference."

'Doing my job'

The chaplain who led the memorials in the aftermath of last year's North Sea helicopter tragedy said he was "delighted and truly stunned" to receive an MBE.

Rev Andrew Jolly, chaplain for the UK's oil and gas industry, led a special service in Aberdeen after the crash which killed 16 workers last April, which hundreds of mourners attended.

He added: "I never expected to be given special recognition for what I consider to be just doing my job."

Shetland Islands Council convener, Sandy Cluness, is appointed OBE. The council was strongly criticised by Audit Scotland last month for the way it handled the departure of controversial chief executive, David Clark.

George Black, chief executive of Glasgow City Council, Scotland's largest local authority, receives a CBE for services to local government, as does William Roe, who chairs Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The director of the Edinburgh International Science festival, Dr Simon Gage, gets an OBE for services to science communication.

Tayside Fire and Rescue chief officer Stephen Hunter picks up the same honour.