National Honours

National Honours

Birthday Honours 2016

Knights Bachelor

Professor Angus Stewart Deaton HonFRSE, Professor, Princeton University. For services to research in economics and international affairs

Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Lord Robert Haldane SmithKT FRSE, For public service particularly in Scotland.

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)

Sir Ian Clark Wood CBE FRSE, Leader, UKCS Maximising Recovery Review.  For services to the Oil and Gas Industry.

Dame Commander (DBE)

Professor Susan Margaret Black OBE FRSE, Director, The Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee.  For services to Forensic Anthropology.

Professor Anna Felicja Dominiczak OBE FRSE, Vice-Principal and Head of College of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow.  For services to Cardiovascular and Medical Science.

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Mr Keith Robertson Cochrane FRSE, Chief Executive, The Weir Group plc. For services to Business in Scotland.

Professor Charles Adrian Jeffery FRSE, Professor of Politics, University of Edinburgh and lately Director, Future of the UK and Scotland Research Programme, ESRC. For services to the Social Sciences.

Dr Brian Andrew Lang FRSE, Chairman, Royal Scottish National Orchestra. For services to the Arts, Heritage and Education.

Officer (OBE)

Professor John Campbell Brown FRSE, Astronomer Royal for Scotland.  For services to the Promotion of Astronomy and Science Education.

Professor David Alexander Syme Fergusson FBA FRSE, Professor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.  For services to Education, the Arts and the Church of Scotland.

New Year Honours 2016

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Mr John Baxter FRSE FREng, Group Head of Engineering, BP International. For services to Engineering, Education and the Energy Sector.

Professor Paul Boyle FBA FRSE, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Leicester. For services to Social Science.

Professor Stephen Chapman FRSE, Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University. For services to Higher Education.

Professor David Lane FRSE FREng, Professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. For services to Engineering.

Professor David Ulph FRSE, Professor of Economics, University of St Andrews. For services to Economics and Social Sciences.

Professor Joanna Wardlaw FRSE FMedSci, Professor of Applied Neuroimaging, University of Edinburgh. For services to Neuroimaging and Clinical Science.

Officer (OBE)

Professor Jill Belch FRSE, Professor of Vascular Medicine, University of Dundee. For services to Medicine.

Professor Susan McVie FRSE, Professor of Quantitative Criminology, University of Edinburgh. For services to Social Sciences.

Professor Kathleen Elizabeth (Liz) Tanner FRSE FREng, Professor of Biomedical Materials (Biomedical Engineering), University of Glasgow. For services to Biomedical Engineering.

Birthday Honours 2015

Knights Bachelor

Professor Peter Downes OBE FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Dundee. For services to Higher Education and Life Sciences

Dr James Macmillan CBE FRSE, Composer. For services to music

Order of the British Empire

Dame Commander (DBE)

Professor Victoria Bruce OBE FBA FRSE, Vice-Principal, Newcastle University. For services to higher education and psychology

Ms Frances Cairncross CBE FRSE, Former Rector, Exeter College, University of Oxford. For services to higher education and economics

Professor Anne Glover CBE FRSE, Vice-Principal External Affairs & Dean for Europe, University of Aberdeen. For services to science

Commander (CBE)

Professor Graham Caie FRSE – For services to education and research in Britain and Europe and to native languages

Officer (OBE)

Professor John Beath FRSE, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of St Andrews. For services to economics

New Year Honours 2015

Order of the British Empire

Officer (OBE)

Mr Bruce Minto FRSE, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Dickson Minto and Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Museums Scotland. For services to Culture.

Dr David Rae FRSE, Director of Horticulture and Learning, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. For services to Horticulture and Education.

Professor Christopher Whatley FRSE, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History, University of Dundee. For services to Scottish History Education.

Member (MBE)

Professor Martin Hendry FRSE, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow. For services to Public Engagement in Science.

Other Honours 2014

The Very Reverend Gilleasbuig Macmillan FRSE was invested with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KVCO) by Her Majesty The Queen on 3rd July.  This was on his retiring as Dean of the Order of the Thistle.

The Very Rev Macmillan will be succeed as Dean of the Order of the Thistle by The Very Rev Professor Iain Torrance FRSE on 1st August.

Birthday Honours 2014

Knights Bachelor

Ewan Brown CBE FRSE. Chairman, Scottish Financial Enterprise and Senior Governor, University of St Andrews. For services to Business and Public Life and Philanthropy in Scotland.

Professor Thomas Martin Devine OBE FRSE FBA. Personal Senior Research Chair of History, The University of Edinburgh. For services to the Study of Scottish History.

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

The Reverend Norman Walker Drummond FRSE. Founder and Chairman, Columba 1400. For public and voluntary service, particularly to Young People.

Professor Walter Nimmo FRSE. Philanthropist. For charitable and philanthropic services to Higher Education and the community in Scotland.

Professor Christopher John Dillon Packard FRSE. Research and Development Director and Consultant Clinical Scientist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. For services to Clinical Science.

Officer (OBE)

Professor Sarah Cleaveland FRSE. Professor of Comparative Epidemiology, University of Glasgow. For services to Veterinary Epidemiology.

Professor Julie Lydia Fitzpatrick FRSE. Scientific Director, Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive, Moredun Foundation. For services to Animal Health and Science.

Member (MBE)

Professor Colin Robert McInnes FREng FRSE. Director, Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory. For services to Space Research, Science and Technology.

New Year Honours 2014

Knights Bachelor

Adrian Bird, Buchanan Professor of Genetics, University of Edinburgh. For services to Science

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, University of Dundee. For services to Life Sciences

Olivier James Garden, Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh. For services to Surgery

Iain Gilmour Gray, Chief Executive, Technology Strategy Board. For services to Science, Technology and Innovation

John Anderson Kay, Economist. For services to Economics

Peter Wilson MacFarlane, Professor of Electrocardiology, University of Glasgow. For services to Healthcare.

Lesley Yellowlees, Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering, University of Edinburgh and President, Royal Society of Chemistry. For services to Chemistry.

Officer (OBE)

Nigel Leslie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology, University of Edinburgh. For services to Science.

Birthday Honours 2013

Knights Bachelor

Jonathan Edward Harland Mills, FRSE. Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh International Festival. For services to culture.

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor (Thomas) Hugh Pennington, FRSE. Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology, University of Aberdeen. For services to Microbiology and Food Hygiene.

Officer (OBE)

Professor James Hough, FRS, FRSE. Chief Executive, Scottish Universities Physics Alliance and Research Professor in Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow. For services to science.

New Year Honours 2013

Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH)

Professor Peter Ware HIGGS, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh. For services to Physics.

Knights Bachelor

Professor Ian David DIAMOND FBA FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen. For services to Social Science and Higher Education.

John Mark Nicholas LEIGHTON Director General, National Galleries of Scotland. For services to Art.

Professor Hew Francis Anthony STRACHAN, DL, Chichele Professor of the History of War, All Souls Oxford. For services to the Ministry of Defence.

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Magnus Duncan LINKLATER, Lately Editor, The Times in Scotland. For services to the Arts and Media in Scotland.

Officer (OBE)

Professor John BUTT, Gardiner Professor of Music, University of Glasgow. For services to Music in Scotland.

Professor David PORTEOUS,  Professor of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh. For services to Science.

Professor James Ivor PROSSER, Personal Chair in Microbiology, University of Aberdeen. For services to Environmental Science.

Member (MBE)

Professor Oscar Peter BUNEMAN FRS, Professor of Database Systems, University of Edinburgh. For services to Data Systems and Computing.

Birthday Honours 2012

Knights Bachelor

Professor James (Jim) McDonald

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Irene Leigh

Officer (OBE)

Professor Jeremy Peat

Professor Ian Shanks

Professor Peter Sharp 

Member (MBE)

Professor Heather Cubie

New Years Honours 2012

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Dr Robert William Black

Professor Alan Richard Bundy

Officer (OBE)

Professor Stuart Robert Haszeldine

Birthday Honours 2011

Knights Bachelor

Professor Harry Burns

Order of the British Empire

Dame (DBE)

Professor Sarah Jane (Sally) MacIntyre

Commander (CBE)

Professor John Robert Brown

Professor Paul Jowitt

Professor Yasir Suleiman

Officer (OBE)

Dr Barbara Elizabeth Crawford

Professor William Alexander Campbell (Bill) McKelvey

Professor Mona Siddiqui

Member (MBE)

Professor Sheila Rowan

New Years Honours 2011

Order of the Bath

Companion (CB)

Andrew Goudie

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Stephen Blackmore

Quintin A McKellar

John W Wallace

Officer (OBE)

Professor Muffy Calder

Maggie Gill

Donald J R Macrae

Birthday Honours 2010

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Veronica Van Heyningen

Professor David W Macdonald

New Year Honours 2010

Knights Bachelor

Professor Mark E P Jones

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Alice Brown

Professor Peter G E Kennedy

Professor Karen H Vousden

Officer (OBE)

Professor Alan Alexander

Professor Mary Gibby

Dr David J Sibbald

Professor C Roland Wolf

Birthday Honours 2009

Knights Bachelor

Professor David F Hendry

Professor C Duncan Rice

Order of the British Empire

Dame (DBE)

Professor Linda Partridge CBE

Professor Joan K Stringer CBE

Commander (CBE)

Professor C Michael Clarke

Professor Elmer G Rees

Officer (OBE)

Professor David J Breeze

Professor Peter M Grant

Professor Ian B M Ralston

Professor (Ethel) Marian Scott

 

New Year Honours 2009

Knights Bachelor

Dr Andrew Cubie , CBE

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Lesley Anne Glover

Professor Ian Gibson Halliday

Dr Ian MacKenzie Smith

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Professor Alan Alexander Paterson

 

Birthday Honours 2008

Knights Bachelor

Professor James Drummond Bone

Professor Christopher Richard Watkin Edwards

Order of the British Empire

 

Commander (CBE)

Dr Janet Morgan (Lady Balfour of Burleigh)

Professor Anthony Paul Cohen

 

Officer (OBE)

Dr Simon Geoffrey Best

Professor John Richard Coggins

Professor Richard Fawcett

Professor Richard Donovan Kenway

Mr Gordon Grier Thomson Masterton

Professor John Spence

 

New Year Honours 2008

Knights Bachelor

Professor Timothy O'Shea

Professor John Savill

Professor Ian Wilmut

Order of the British Empire

 

Commander (CBE)

Professor Michael Ferguson

 

St Andrews Day 2007

Lord Cullen of Whitekirk was appointed a Knight of the Thistle

 

Birthday Honours 2007

Order of the British Empire

Dame Commander (DBE)

Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell

 

Commander (CBE)

Professor Jeanne Bell

Professor Richard Morris

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Robert Cairns Craig

Professor Robert Donovan

Professor Peter Holmes

 

New Year Honours 2007

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Alexander McCall Smith

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Susanne Brown

Richard John Murphy

 

Birthday Honours 2006

Knights Bachelor

Mr Brian Gammell Ivory

Dr (Richard) Timothy Hunt

Order of the British Empire

 

Commander (CBE)

Professor Jean Beggs

Dr Nicholas Hastie

Dr Sarah MacIntyre

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Mary Bownes

Professor Christine Davies

Professor Alexander Kemp

Professor Colin Suckling

 

New Year Honours 2006

Knights Bachelor

Professor John Ball

Professor Graham Teasdale

Order of the British Empire

 

Commander (CBE)

Professor Alan Fairlamb

Ms Shonaig Macpherson

Professor Malcolm McLeod

 

Birthday Honours 2005

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Adrian Bird

Dr David Fowler

Professor Kenneth Reid

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor David Saxon

 

New Year Honours 2005

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Dr Susan Rice

Professor Cheryll Tickle

Professor Donald Ritchie

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Dorothy Crawford

Professor Tom Devine

Professor Anna Dominczak

Mr Roger Mercer

 

Birthday Honours 2004

Knight Bachelor

David James Wallace

Order of the British Empire

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Charles Peter Downes

Professor Christopher Haslett

 

Member (MBE)

Professor Stephen Salter

 

New Year Honours 2004

Knight Grand Cross (GCMG)

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

Knight Commander (KCMG)

Judge David Edward

Knights Bachelor

Richard Armstrong

Professor Alasdair Muir Breckenridge

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Ms Frances Anne Cairncross

Mr William Edgar

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor William George Hill

 

Birthday Honours 2003

Order of the British Empire

Dame Commander (DBE)

Elizabeth Blackadder, HonFRSE

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Hugh Brown Sutherland

 

New Year Honours 2003


Knights Bachelor

Mr Peter Alexander Burt

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Mr Ian Cleland Ritchie

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor John Barry Dent

Professor Tariq Salim Durrani

Professor Colin Angus Vincent

 

Birthday Honours 2002

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor John Archer

Dr Chris Masters

Dr Ian Sword

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Steve Beaumont

 

New Year Honours 2002

Knights Bachelor

Professor Sir Graeme Catto

Sir Timothy Clifford

Professor Sir Alistair MacFarlane

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Mr Giles Havergal

Professor Noreen Murray

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Sally Brown

Professor Julian Jones

 

Birthday Honours 2001

Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Mr A Muir Russell

 

Knights Bachelor

Professor D Neil MacCormick

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Joan Stringer

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor Charles Fewson

 

New Year Honours 2001

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Ian J Graham-Bryce

Professor Wilson Sibbett

Professor Grahame Bulfield

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor John Low Reid

Professor Richard J Nelmes

Professor Michael B Usher

 

Birthday Honours 2000

Knights Bachelor

Professor Roderick MacSween

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor Colin Bird

Professor Ian Fells

Professor Anthony Hawkins

 

Member (MBE)

Professor Alan Newell

 

New Year Honours 2000

Knight Bachelor

Professor D.P.Lane

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor D.T. Baird

Professor C.J. Leaver

Professor M.S. Longair

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor G.S. Boulton

Professor R Susskind

 

Birthday Honours 1999

Knight Bachelor

Professor P S Ledger, CBE

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Dr C E Fay

Professor P B Garland

Professor R M MacKie

Professor E M Russell

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor M Anderson

Professor D W T Crompton

Professor F T Last

Professor J L Murray

 

New Year Honours 1999

Knight Bachelor

Dr G R Mathewson, CBE

 

Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Professor J D M H Laver

Professor W R Lee

Professor Andrew Miller

 

Officer (OBE)

Professor D S Ingram

Professor P A Jacobs

 

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