Services to sport and recreation recognised in UK Honours Birthday List 2017

PUBLISHED: Jun 20, 2017
CATEGORY: SSA Publications & Policies 

UK Honours Birthday list recognising the work of Scotland's sporting and physical activity volunteers and workforce.

The following individuals, amongst others, received awards in the UK Honours Birthday List from within Scotland's sporting, physical activity and recreation sector.

The SSA would like to congratulate and thank all those honoured for their fantastic service to the sector.

Please note this list is comprised of those shown to be in a Scottish location, with the exception of Scottish athletes based elsewhere. A complete UK wide list is availble via the Government's website here. If there is anyone not listed below who you feel should be please contact Louise McIntyre and we will update it accordingly.


Ms Judith Mary Murray OBE
For services to Tennis, Women in Sport and charity.
Stirling and Falkirk

Miss Laura Ann Pender Smith OBE
For services to Disability Sports.

Miss Heather Mary Stanning MBE OBE
Lately Rower. For services to Rowing.


Mrs Evelyn Isabel Aitken MBE
Owner, Fergushill Riding Stables. For services to Equestrianism and Riding for the Disabled in North Ayrshire.
Ayrshire and Arran

Mr William Bruce Allan MBE
Principal Teacher, Physical Education, Buckhaven High School, Levenmouth. For services to Youth Rugby and charity.

Miss Samera Jabeen Ashraf MBE
For services to Sport and Diversity.

Miss Joanne Idonia Eccles MBE
For services to Equestrian Vaulting.

Ms Angela Patricia Malone MBE
For services to Wheelchair Curling.

Mr Peter Arthur Nicol MBE
For services to the Highland Games, the Economy and voluntary service in the North of Scotland.

Mr Stephen John Ryder MBE
For services to the Highland Games, the Economy and voluntary service in Perthshire.
Perth and Kinross

Mr John Melville Young MBE
Lately President, Homeless World Cup. For services to Sport and Social Entrepreneurship.


Mr Ian Elliott Brown BEM
For services to Badminton.
Perth and Kinross

Mrs Margaret Mather BEM
Secretary, Inveraray Highland Games. For services to the community in Inveraray.
Argyll and Bute

Mr David Meldrum BEM
For services to Rothesay Brandanes Amateur Football Club, Argyll and Bute.
Argyll and Bute

Mr Andrew Johnston Michie BEM
For services to the Safety of Outdoor Adventure Activities.