20 June 1997

Honours for farming

RECOGNITION for the agricultural industry in this years Queens bithday honours list was topped by Ross Buckland, chief executive of Unigate, who received a knighthood.

Milk Marque director, and former chief executive, Andrew Dare, was awarded a CBE. He was joined by Sandy Inverarity, chairman of the Scottish Agricultural College; Arthur Jones, principal of the Royal Agricultural College; Kevin Taylor, governments assistant chief vet.

OBEs went to Andrew Campbell, for services to agriculture; Anthony Clark, divisional head at the Roslin Institute, for services to biotechnology; John Henry Grant, for services to agriculture; David Harper, for services to the Farmers Overseas action group; Ken Oliver, for services to farming and the community in Scotland; Robin Pooley, managing director of Anglian Produce, for services to agricultural marketing; Verney Pugh, for services to agriculture.

MBE: Matthew David Anthony, for services to agriculture; Thomas Gwyn Anthony, for services to agriculture; Mary Belcher, for services to the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators; Robert Burns, for services to the dairy industry; John Croft, for services to the Lower Wensleydale Young Farmers Club; Harold Dodds, for services to the dairy industry; Kenneth Headspeath, farm manager Glengorm Estate, for services to agriculture; Angus MacDonald, former editor of the Scottish Farmer, for services to agricultural journalism; William MacKenzie, crofter, for services to agriculture; James Webster, farm manager Snaigow Estates, for services to agriculture and the community in Blairgowrie, Perthshire. &#42