Robert Burns Humanitarian Award - 2016

The Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Duncan attended the 2016 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award ceremony at the Brig o' Doon Hotel, Ayr on 21st January 2016. The Lord Lieutenant was also part of the Judging Panel.

This internationally respected honour, is bestowed annually on a group or individual who has shown selflessness and dedication in a bid to save, enrich and improve the lives of others through the protection and promotion of human rights and work to deliver social reform. The 2016 winner was Dr David Nott. The award is supported by South Ayrshire Council and further details are available at

Dr Nott is a volunteer with Medecins Sans Frontieres and the International Red Cross. For more than twenty years, Dr Nott - a Consultant Surgeon in London has given up several months each year to volunteer in war zones throughout the world. He has also established a Foundation to train other medical professionals on how to help in war and natural disaster zones.

The other finalists were; Zannah Bukar Mustapha, and Magnus McFarlane Barrow.

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100th Birthday, Mrs R McLellan, Auchinleck.

Mrs R McLellan of Auchinleck recently celebrated her 100th birthday and was presented with a Special Message from H.M. The Queen by Deputy Lieutenant William Stafford. Mrs McLellan was also presented with a basket of flowers by the Depute Provost of East Ayrshire, Cllr John Campbell and Cllr Neil McGhee.


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New Years Honours List 2016

The Lord Lieutenant offers his sincere congratulations to the following individuals from Ayrshire and Arran who were awarded an Honour in the New Years Honours List 2016.

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Georgette Fulton, New Cumnock – For services to Care of Police Survivors, St Andrew’s First Aid, and the Community in New Cumnock

Members of the Order of the British Empire

Mr John Joseph Callaghan, Kilmarnock – For services to Partnership Working in Healthcare.

The Honourable Heather Margaret Anne Galloway Galbraith, Mauchline – For services to Equestrianism in Ayrshire

M/s Lorraine Murray, Ayr – For services to Industry and the Community in Ayrshire

Mrs Blanche Nicholson, Symington – For services to People with Learning Difficulties and their Families

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Kilwinning – For voluntary service to First Aid and the Community in Kilwinning

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