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Alan gets an OBE! (I'm surprised no one posted this yet)

Alan Cumming awarded with OBE!



Scots recognised in Honours list

Film and stage actor Alan Cumming has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Cumming, 44, from Aberfeldy in Perthshire, was honoured for services to film, theatre and the arts and for his work as a gay rights campaigner.


Artist Peter Howson, who received an OBE, and actress Lindsay Duncan, who was made a CBE, were also among the Scots honoured.

Paralympic gold medallist James Anderson received an OBE.

Cumming has appeared in blockbuster movies including X2: X Men United and the Spy Kids trilogy, as well as in TV shows such as Sex And The City, Frasier and Third Rock From The Sun.

He first became known to audiences in the late 1980s with the camp Victor and Barry double act which he created with Forbes Masson. The pair later starred in sitcom The High Life.


Cerebral palsy

Cumming won an Olivier award in 1991 for his performance in Accidental Death Of An Anarchist at the National Theatre in London and a Tony for his role in Cabaret on Broadway in 1998.

Glasgow-based artist Howson, whose painting depicting Madonna in the nude with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie sold this month, also receives an OBE, while Edinburgh-born Duncan, 58, who recently played Baroness Thatcher in a BBC drama, was awarded a CBE.

Swimmer Anderson, 46, from Broxburn, West Lothian, received an OBE to add to the MBE he got in 2004.

The St Andrews-born swimmer, who has cerebral palsy, has represented Britain at five Paralympic Games and has won six gold medals.

Dr Andrew McLellan, 64, who stepped down this week as HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in Scotland, receives a CBE.

Dr McLellan, a former moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has regularly criticised overcrowding, slopping out and the detention of children in adult jails in his reports.

Professor C Duncan Rice, the Principal of Aberdeen University, has been awarded a knighthood.

The historian was born in Aberdeen, and graduated from the city's university in 1964.

The principal of Edinburgh Napier University, Prof Joan Stringer, was made a Dame, for services to local and national Higher Education.

Among the other Scots honoured were Ronnie Smith, general secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland, who got an OBE for services to education.

And an MBE went to Joe Grant, the former general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation.

The list also honoured several figures from Scotland's visual and performing arts world - including the director of the National Gallery of Scotland, Michael Clarke, who was awarded a CBE, and dancer Paul Liburd, of Scottish Ballet, who received an MBE.

Christopher Clarke, the director of the National Gallery of Scotland, received a CBE.

Among the "local heroes" receiving honours were Ian Shand, a former janitor of Arduthie Primary School in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, school-crossing warden Lysbeth Ramsay, from Uplawmoor, Renfrewshire, and lifeboat coxswain Robert Erskine, from Portpatrick, near Stranraer.

They were all given MBEs, along with Donald Stirling, 54, from Inverness, who was honoured for his campaigning work for disabled people.
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