SCOTTISH agriculture has been recognised in the latest round of Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Well-known faces, Sylvia and Dochy Ormiston, stud manager and stock manager, respectively, at Balmoral Estate, have both been made Members of the Royal Victorian Order.

The pair have worked for HM The Queen for 13 years, with Dochy attending to the Balmoral fold of Highland cattle, comprising of 140 head and 100 Cheviot ewes, and Sylvia looking after the Queen’s 45-50 Highland ponies.

OBE’s have been given to Charles Albert Armstrong, for his role as chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, for services to the British Fishing Industry and chief policy adviser for Compassion in World Farming, Peter James Stevenson, for services to Farm Animal Welfare.

Three rural faces have been given MBEs – Alexander Simpson Hogg, chair of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, for services to Gamekeeping in Scotland; Alison Anne Milne, for services to Rural Scotland and Agriculture; and James Wilson, for services to Veterinary Practice and Animal Welfare. on the Isle of Mull.