Islanders honoured

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Pictured above is Sandy Matheson - the Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles - who has been appointed as Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the New Year Honours list.

Another islander to be honoured hails from North Uist, Dr John Calum Macdonald Gillies has been awarded an OBE.

Dr Gillies moved to Selkirk in 1996 after a distinguished career and worked for the 16 years in until he retired from clinical practice in 2012.