Comment from Alister Jack, MP, on 2021 New Year honours list:
Dumfries and Galloway MP and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack welcomed the fact a significant number of New Year Honours had come to south-west Scotland.
Mr Jack said: "The list again reflects the tremendous contribution made by so many from the region to our communities and also, in diverse ways, nationally and internationally.
"My warmest congratulations go to everyone in our area who has been honoured or recipients who have connections with Dumfries and Galloway.
"I'm particularly pleased those involved in the extensive response to the major challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic are well represented on the list."