2016 Birthday List

UK Birthday Honours list recognises the work of Scotland's sporting volunteers and workforce.

UK Honours Birthday list recognising the work of Scotland's sporting and physical activity volunteers and workforce.

The following individuals, amongst others, received awards in the UK Honours Birthday List from within Scotland's sporting, physical activity and recreation sector.

The SSA would like to congratulate and thank all those honoured for their fantastic service to the sector.

Please note this list is comprised of those shown to be in a Scottish location, with the exception of Scottish athletes based elsewhere. A complete UK wide list is availble via the Government's website here. If there is anyone not listed below who you feel should be please contact Louise McIntyre and we will update it accordingly.


Robert Smith CH – Lord Smith of Kelvin
For public services, particularly in Scotland

John Clark OBE – Chair and Chief Executive of John Clark Motor Group
For services to Business, Motorsport and charity in Scotland

Jamie Murray OBE – Tennis Player
For services to Tennis and charity

Duncan Rae OBE – Managing Director of Golden Casket and Chairman of Greenock Morton Football Club
For services to Business and the community in Renfrewshire

Leon Smith OBE – Captain of the Davis Cup Team
For services to Tennis

Cecilia McCafferty MBE 
For services to Highland dancing and charity

Margaret Morgan MBE
For services to the Riding for the Disabled Association

Pauline Stott MBE
For services to Hockey and Promotion of Sport in Scotland

Linda Nicholson BEM – Founder and Coach at Peebles Netball Club
For services to Sport in the Scottish Borders