New Year Honours List 2021

HM Lord - Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Sheriff Iona McDonald, OBE, sends her warm wishes and congratulations to six residents of Ayrshire who have been recognised in the New Year Honours list which was published earlier today.
They are:-
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Richard Cumming PATERSON,   Master Blender, Whyte and Mackay Ltd. For services to the Scotch Whisky Industry (Troon, Ayrshire)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Jean Shirley SMART   Director, Collin Care Group and Head, Mayfield Nursery, Glasgow. For services to Pre-School Education and to Charity (Largs, Ayrshire)
Medallist of the British Empire (BEM)
Maxine Ann ALLAN   Chief Executive Officer and Trustee, Whiteleys Retreat. For services to Young People with Cancer and NHS Front Line Workers in Ayr during the Covid-19 Response (Ayr, Ayrshire)
Margaret Scott COOK    For services to Ayrshire Hospice (Irvine, Ayrshire)
Bruce HARRIS     For voluntary service to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Cumnock, Ayrshire (Ayr, Ayrshire)
Elizabeth Fraser WILSON    Lately Division and County Commissioner, Girl guiding. For services to Young People in North Ayrshire (Kilwinning, Ayrshire)
Sheriff Mc Donald said,” I am delighted with these well-deserved awards which recognise the massive personal contribution to society that each of the individuals has made.  I would encourage more nominations as there are many” unsung heroes” in our communities who fully merit recognition”