Community roles recognised in Birthday Honours

Gladys Ogilvy-Shepherd
Gladys Ogilvy-Shepherd

Two very well-known ladies from north east Fife have been rewarded for their contributions to the community with accolades in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

A number of prominent Fife people were acknowledged as the annual list was announced over the weekend.

Among them was Gladys Ogilvy-Shepherd (91), of Lundin Links, who received an MBE for services to animal welfare and veterinary education.

Among her more recent achievements was supporting the opening in 2013 of a new specialist radiology suite at the Hospital for Small Animals, which was named after her to highlight her long-standing support.

Last year, Miss Ogilvy-Shepherd also funded the cost of a new footbridge to improve access for visitors and walkers at Keil’s Den in Lundin Links, and was invited along to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

One of the best-known figures in the Arncroach and Carnbee area, Cathernine Brunton, is to receive a British Empire Medal for services to the community in north east Fife.

Ms Brunton has helped to organise numerous shows and events in the villages and has become particularly closely identified as a writer-producer of stage presentations with the local branch of the Scottish Rural Women’s Institutes (SRWI) and the Carnbee Literary and Social Union, with some of the productions winning awards.