THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN
The Queen has appointed Lord Cullen of Whitekirk and Mr Garth Morrison to be Knights of the Thistle on St Andrew's Day 2007.
The Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland. It is second only in precedence in the UK to the Order of the Garter.
The Order honours Scottish men and women who have held public office or who have contributed in a particular way to national life.