An OBE for Doddie - rugby player, farmer and campaigner.
We are delighted that Doddie has been recognised in the New Year Honours. With 61 caps for Scotland during a successful playing career, he also represented the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour to South Africa in 1997. Doddie is awarded the OBE for services to rugby, for his work in establishing My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and to the continuing role he plays in Scottish Borders life.
In response to the news, Doddie said: "I am humbled and honored to be recognised in this way," he said. "To be awarded the OBE for services to rugby, research into MND and the Borders community is particularly special as all three are close to my heart."
"Myself, Kathy, Hamish, Angus and Ben - and those involved with the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation - have received incredible support from the rugby community and the Borders folk since I shared my diagnosis with everyone in June 2017."
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their ongoing kindness and generosity."
"To be included in a list which also see two Lions and lock forwards recognised is a great honor and I would like to congratulate Bill Beaumont and Willie John McBride on their awards."
There is an OBE for ex-Scotland rugby union international Doddie Weir, founder of the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation who is battling motor neurone disease, for services to rugby, motor neurone disease research and to the Scottish Borders community.