Scottish Women's Football head coach Shelley Kerr is amongst four West Lothian residents to be recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. Shelley, who lives in Whitburn and is a former Parkhead Primary and West Calder High School pupil, has led the Scottish Women's football team to FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time ever. Earlier this year the council named the new 3G pitches at West Calder High School after Shelley in recognition of her achievements. Shelley has been awarded an MBE for Services to Football.
Three further Linlithgow residents were also recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. All three have been awarded an OBE.
- Dr Robert Campbell Kennedy Thomson, Principal and Chief Executive, Forth Valley College. For services to Education, Economic Development and the community across Forth Valley.
- William Geddes, Inspector, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. For services to Education.
- Mrs Anne Galbraith Cook,Head of the Social Housing Services Team, Better Homes Division, ScottishGovernment. For services to SocialHousing andthe community across Forth Valley.
Provost Tom Kerr said: "Congratulations to all four recipients. "They all have very different professions and achievements but they have all contributed hugely to their respective fields and are greatly respected. I'm sure residents across West Lothian are very proud to hear that they have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen."
West Lothian's Lord Lieutenant Moira Niven added: "It's fantastic to see four outstanding West Lothian citizens honoured by the Queen in her Birthday Honours List.
"Congratulations to Dr Thomson, Mrs Cook, Mr Geddes and Ms Kerr on their awards, which are richly deserved for their achievements."