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By Fiona Reid
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Honours for trio

THREE people from the region have been included in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Gynaecologist Dr Heather Currie, pictured, head of the women and children’s department at NHS Dumfries and Galloway, is recognised for services to health with an Order of the British Empire.

She founded the Menopause Matters support group and is widely recognised as an expert in all things related to the menopause.

Annan Academy music teacher Jamie Brand receives an MBE for services to music and education. He is also musical director of St John’s Church Choir in Dumfries and set up the Dumfries Youth Choir and for 16 years he has been the director of the Dumfries Galloway Regional Youth Choir.

And there’s a BEM for Pauline Elliot for services to the Newcastleton Resilience Group during Covid-19.

Commenting, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said: “Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours are a fitting tribute to those in Scotland and right across the UK who have done so much to get the country through the pandemic.

“My sincere congratulations go to all who have been honoured by Her Majesty.”

Full story in next week’s papers.

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