Members of the UK’s Olympic gold medal winning curling team are among many receiving royal honours at a ceremony in Edinburgh.
Victoria Drummond, Mili Smith, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and head coach to the British curling team David Murdoch will collect their awards at the Palace of Holyroodhouse investiture on Wednesday after being made MBEs.
The team, skippered by Eve Muirhead OBE – who announced her retirement from curling last year – swept to gold at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
Among the others to pick up awards will be Glasgow City Council’s chief executive and chairwoman of the Cop26 programme board Annemarie O’Donnell, head of city services and Cop26 Denise Hamilton, and senior responsible officer Colin Edgar for their services to local government.
Dr Noha Elsakka, a consultant in medical microbiology and virology and service clinical director at NHS Grampian, Dr Mary McQuillan, senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Stephen Cole, an intensive care doctor at NHS Tayside, will all pick up awards for their services during Covid-19.