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New Year Honours 2018: Border region recipients

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A number of people across Cumbria and southern Scotland have made the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

The system recognises people who are committed to making a difference to those around them.

The following people from Cumbria are confirmed to receive a UK Honour in 2018:

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Mrs Deborah Louise Brownson, of Barrow, for services to autism awareness.
  • Mr Charles Richard Butler, of Ulverston, for services to music education.
  • Mr Philip Peter Buxton of Barrow, for services to mountain rescue.
  • Mr Malcolm Grindrod of Consiton, for services to mountain rescue.
  • Mr Thomas Frederic Metcalfe, of Kirkby in Furness, for services to bell ringing.
  • Mr Adrian Treharne, of Ulverston, for services to people with disabilities.
  • Mr Christopher John Whiteside, of Whitehaven, for political and public service.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

  • Mr Anthony Robin Ardron, of Workington, for services to people with disabilities.
  • Mr John Roger Kennedy, of St Bees, for services to the community in West Cumberland.
  • Mrs Sarah Gertrude Kennedy, of St Bees, for services to the community in West Cumberland.
  • Mr Carl Jonathan Scrivens, of Glenridding, for services to the community in Glenridding.

The following people from the south of Scotland are also confirmed to receive a UK Honour in 2018:

The Most Ancient And Most Noble Order Of The Thistle

  • His Grace Sir Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, KBE. Duke of Buccleuch And Queensberry. (Dumfries)

Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Graham Henry Tarbet Garvie, of Peebles, for services to Local Government and to the community in the Scottish Borders.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • John Millar Caskie, of Locharbriggs, for services to the community in Dumfries.
  • Mrs Jill Hardy, of Irongray, for voluntary service to the Arts in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Mrs Frances Jane Sloan, of Stranrear, for voluntary service in Leswalt, Wigtownshire.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

  • Mrs Jean Clarkson, of Castle Douglas, for services to Riding for the Disabled in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Mrs Isabella Turnbull Halliday, of Hawick, for services to charity.
  • Mrs Margaret Mary Harvie, of Dumfries, for services to Music in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Mrs Emmelence Irivuzimana Higgins, of Castle Douglas, for services to Older People in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Mrs Patricia Jardine, of Annan, for services to charity through the Annan and District Group of Friends, Dumfries and Galloway.
  • Mr Geoffrey Miles Keating, of Gatehouse of Fleet, for services to Music and charity in Dumfries and Galloway.
  • John Law, for services to the community in Coldstream Scottish Borders.
  • Mrs Andrea Manson, of Annan, for voluntary service to Disability Sport.
  • Mrs Sandra Elizabeth Plasting, of Kelso, for services to Older People and the community in the Scottish Borders.

Anyone can nominate someone for a UK Honour and they are awarded to people from all walks of life.

The announcement of recipients is made in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June. Approval can take up to 18 months.

HM Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria is encouraging local residents to consider nominating more people from across the county:

I would encourage people to think about someone that they know who always goes the extra mile for others and who has made a special contribution to their community or to their area of work over the years.

These awards are special and for me they are the highest possible recognition of a job well done.”

– Claire Hensman, HM Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria

Nomination forms and advice on how to complete them are available through the your local council's website.

Successful nominations for people to receive honours later in the year will be awarded during the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2018.