The Queen’s birthday honours list has been revealed and it includes numerous Scots, including two who have been recognised for their contribution to disability sport.
Laura Smith has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to Disability Sport. Laura is the Development Officer (Disabilities) with Angus Alive and has been instrumental in supporting sport for people with disabilities in Angus for many years.
Laura is also an active volunteer with Special Olympics and is the current Chair of Special Olympics Scotland. She has also been involved with Special Olympics GB for over 20 years leading the GB team to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015.
Paralympian, Angie Malone was also among those honoured by the Queen being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for services to Wheelchair Curling. Angie’s achievements in the sport of wheelchair curling are considerable including a World Championships gold medal in 2005, followed by a silver in 2011, a Winter Paralympic Games silver medal in 2006 and bronze as recently as 2014.
Angie was also a member of the Scottish rink that won the bronze medal in the World Wheelchair Curling Championship in 2017 and next year will be a member of the ParalympicsGB team competing at the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. This will be Angie’s fourth Winter Paralympic Games.
SDS would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Laura and Angie on these well-deserved honours.