Congratulations to the three local women who were named on the New Year’s Honours list.
Kirkintilloch’s Margaret Devaney has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her selfless voluntary work in East Dunbartonshire which is an inspiration to many.
Maureen McKenna, from Torrance, has huge responsibility as the Director of Education at Glasgow City Council providing an education service for over 300 schools and nurseries in the city, and has been honoured with an OBE for her services to education here in Scotland but also in Malawi.
Susan Brimelow, from Milngavie, will also receive an OBE for services to patient care. Susan is the Chief Inspector of the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate which ensure our local hospitals are kept clean and safe.
All the awards are richly deserved, and I’m sure local residents will join me in congratulating these excellent representatives of East Dunbartonshire. I hope they all enjoy their award ceremonies.