The Queen's New Year Honours list has been announced and among those recognised, are people from our region.
All have been rewarded for their exceptional work over many years.
Catherine Ann Mitchell from Dumfries and Galloway has been awarded with a British Empire Medal. She's dedicated more than 32 years to keeping Annan Police station spotlessly clean.
Her colleagues are delighted with the news.
Also being recognised in this year's honours is Keith Buckler from Grange over Sands in Cumbria.
He has received an MBE for more than 50 years of service to charity and his involvement with the New English Orchestra.
Meanwhile Patricia Burns is recognised for her services to Education.
She's worked at Appleby Grammar School for 36 years. In her time at the school, Pat has filled a number of different roles.
She was amazed to hear she'd received a British Empire Medal.
Those who work alongside her are delighted with the news.
Pat plans to continue working there for many years to come.