Congrats to local New Year’s Honours winners – Jo

Local MP Jo Swinson MP has congratulated the East Dunbartonshire residents named in the New Year's Honours List published last week.

Joyce Young, Gordon McCormack, Gordon Day, Jennifer Donald, Ian Dickson and Alan Kilpatrick were among those who were recommended to the Queen for an award, as was former Bearsden Academy pupil and Olympic Gold medallist Katherine Grainger.

Commenting Jo said:

"These awards recognise and publicly acknowledge the efforts and significant contributions made by local people who are building a community we should all be proud of.

"Among those receiving awards are people who have given remarkable service in many areas of our community.

"I extend my warmest congratulations to everyone receiving these well deserved honours."

The list of recipients is as follows:

Katherine Grainger, Olympic medallist – awarded a CBE for services to rowing

Joyce Young, owner of By Storm – awarded an OBE for services to the textile industry and the Glasgow community

Gordon McCormack, chair of Scottish Disability – awarded an OBE for his services to the special Olympics and disability sport

Gordon Day – awarded an OBE for voluntary services to Rowing and charitable services through the Allan Glen's School Club

Jennifer Donald, from the Friendship Circle in Milngavie – awarded a Medallist of the British Empire for her services to older people in the area

Ian Dickinson and Alan Kirkpatrick, Friends of the Beatson West of Scotland – awarded the British Empire Medal for their services to the welfare of people with cancer in the West of Scotland

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