Recognition for adventurer Mark too
East Perthshire cycling star Mark Beaumont has been named in the New Year’s Honours list.
Mark, a former pupil of Kirkmichael Primary School and Blairgowrie High School, is to receive a British Empire Medal (BEM).
In his latest feat of endurance, Mark cycled solo around the world last year in just 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes, capturing the imagination of people across the UK.
He will be recognised for his services to sport, broadcasting and charity.
Praising the efforts of all those to receive an honour, David Mundell, secretary of state for Scotland, said:“I am pleased to see the New Year Honours 2018 recognise some of Scotland’s most deserving volunteers, community leaders and public figures.
“From the achievements of prominent sporting greats such as Mark Beaumont to the inspirational local heroes of our communities whose tireless dedication, commitment and compassion benefit so many across the length and breadth of Scotland, it is right that we mark their dedication and commitment. “I congratulate each and every recipient on their award - they truly deserve their recognition and our thanks and praise for their contribution.”
BEMs are awarded for a“hands-on” approach to their community, such as long-term charitable or voluntary work, or innovative work in a short period of time that has made a significant difference.
Going solo Mark Beaumont completed his round the world cycle challenge in Paris in September, achieving an Official Guinness World Record