Leading members of the community have been commemorated in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours List.

Frontline workers and champions dominated the Queen’s Birthday Honours List at the weekend, with north-west Glasgow names being added to the most prestigious list of hard-working citizens across the UK.

Councillor Paul Carey will become a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for his services to the Drumchapel community.

Paul was first elected in 2003 to serve the community of Drumchapel while also working in a children’s home as a residential work as well as a GMB shop steward.

Posting on Facebook, Cllr Carey said: “It was with great delight and surprise that her Majesty the Queen has awarded me the BEM for my work as a councillor in my ward. I would first of all like to thank the constituents in ward 14 for putting their trust in me and I can assure them that I will continue to work as hard as I can for them.

“Second, I would like to dedicate this award to the local groups in my ward who, on a daily basis, work really hard to protect the most vulnerable in our society - these are the real heroes.

“Third, I would like to thank my partner and my family for their support over the years and I would also like to thank West Dunbartonshire Council and my colleagues in the children's home, particularly my manager, Wilma Kennedy for their understanding and co-operation.

"Without this, I would not be able to carry out my duties as an elected member in one of the greatest cities in the world.”

David Maguire aided Drumchapel Food Bank after repurposing his restaurant 1051 GWR to provide free food to thousands of NHS workers, vulnerable people and school children after the coronavirus pandemic first hit.

The 62-year-old will now receive an MBE.

He said back in March: “A lot of NHS staff are finding it hard to get a meal right now. They are working long, long shifts. They are going to the shops and there is nothing left.

“There is nowhere where they can get a takeaway easily. These people are putting their lives at significant and terrible risk.”

Graham John Dickie is currently director of musical theatre at the Dance School of Scotland based in Knightswood Secondary and has been recognised with an MBE for his services to musical theatre and education in the local area.