Fifers named in New Year honours list

OBE Medal
OBE Medal

Fifers from all walks of life have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

Anthony Finn (62), a former headteacher at St Andrew’s High School in Kirkcaldy, and lately chief executive of the General Teaching Council, was awarded a CBE for services to education.

Also from Kirkcaldy, Brian Wilson, head of security at the Scottish Parliament, was awarded an OBE for public service to the parliament as well as voluntary service in Fife.

An MBE was awarded to Cupar-based farmer and award-winning food writer, Nichola Fletcher for her services to the venison industry.

Also, Moira Hamilton of Dunfermline, lately chair of Abbeyfield Dunfermline Society Ltd, for voluntary service in Fife.

Dr Nigel Kerby of Newport on Tay, managing director of Mylnefield Research Services Ltd for services to businesses and science.

Barbara Page from Kinghorn, a dermatology liaison nurse specialist at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline for her services to dermatological nursing.

NHS Fife midwife Joan Taylor, of Glenrothes, who worked at Forth Park Maternity Hospital in Kirkcaldy was also awarded an MBE for services in complementary therapies.

Three Fifers were awarded British Empire Medals.

They were: Robert Allan, of Lochgelly, for services to the Lochgelly community.

Catherine Ferguson of Glenrothes, for services to charity in Fife.

Also, Stuart Russell from Glenrothes, for his voluntary services to Arts in Fife.