Alison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today received her OBE medal from the Queen at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Mrs McInnes was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s birthday honours list in June for her services to the public and politics.
Alison was first elected to Parliament for the North East region in the 2007 election. During that parliament, she was the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson for Transport, Local Government and Climate Change, and was a member of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.
There, she played a key role in the passing of the world-leading Climate Change (Scotland) Act; the committee’s work on which saw them awarded the Shackleton Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
After receiving the decoration from the Queen, Mrs McInnes commented: “I was delighted to be made an OBE and it is an honour to come to Buckingham Palace to collect the medal today.
“I have really appreciated all the kind comments I have received since the Queen’s birthday honours list was announced.
“Of course, I owe a great deal to the people of the North East who have elected me to represent them over the last 21 years. It has been a real privilege to be able to help my constituents and stand up for the North East, first as a councillor and, since 2007, as a MSP.”