Islanders recognised in New Year Honours

Three people with island connections have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

They are head of Third Sector Hebrides, Alasdair Nicholson who was awarded an MBE for services to the Voluntary Sector in the Western Isles; Stornoway-born Ms Elizabeth Anne Buchanan, Commercial Partners director, VisitScotland, for services to the tourist industry; and Uig resident and folk singer, Dougie Maclean, who was awarded an OBE for his services to music and charity in Scotland.