Birthday honours for islanders

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Three community-spirited individuals from the Highlands and Islands feature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2020.

From Harris, Morag Munro and Angus MacLean received an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) and BEM (Medallists of the Order of the British Empire) respectively, while Patricia Mary Walsh also received an MBE for services to the community in Skye and Lochalsh.

As well as being a very successful councillor and chairperson for education in the past, Morag also spearheaded the creation of the Harris Sports Centre, as well as carrying out some amazing work for Crossroads which has produced great benefits to so many people over the years.

As well as his long-standing dedication and commitment to the Harris Football Club, Angus ‘Gus’ MacLean also provides local deliveries to the residents of the island in his van emblazoned with the words ‘serves u right’.

John Mitchell, councillor for Harris and South Lochs, taught Gus when he was head of Leverburgh School in the late 70s and congratulated both award recipients this week.

‘Both have been providing great services to the Harris community over the years and thoroughly deserve to be recognised,’ he added.