Fife residents recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Four residents of the Kingdom have been named in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Christine Lusk, 61, from Anstruther has been recognised for her work in mental health at the University of St Andrews.

She has single-handedly developed this into a unit based across two physical sites in St Andrews with over 90 employees, providing mental health support to over 1,000 students per year, and wider support services to 70% of the student body annually.

Ron and Norma Nicol from Leslie have both been awarded a BEM for services to amateur drama and the community of Glenrothes.

David Dykes has been given an MBE - for his services in education. The 68-year-old of Rosyth scooped the accolade following his dedication to Perth Academy, Scotland and to the community in Perth.

He was also joined by Kenneth Muir, Ladybank, and Brian Ewing, St Andrews, for their services in education and sport.

The Scottish Secretary Alister Jack has paid tribute to those who've done so much to get the country through the pandemic.

He said: "The honours list shows the wealth of talent in Scotland’s public life. From ophthalmologist Carrie MacEwen, to financial expert Anne Richards, and Edinburgh Council chief executive Andrew Kerr, a host of Scots are recognised for their contribution to Scottish society. 

“Lulu’s award for services to entertainment is very welcome. Nothing short of a national treasure, Lulu has a special place in the hearts of many Scots.

“Her Majesty has also recognised the depth of dedication and commitment in local communities across the country, with awards for the unsung heroes up and down Scotland.

“My sincere congratulations go to all the Scots who have been honoured by Her Majesty.”

The list includes those who have worked throughout the crisis, putting others before themselves - from caring neighbours, frontline and community heroes, to those supporting the UK recovery.

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