2021 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List
31 December 2020

It is with honour the Will H. Ogilvie Memorial Trust warmly welcomes the recognition of the drive and contributions of one of its foundation trustees and long term secretary-treasurer Mrs Ann Holt with a British Empire Medal by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  Ann’s efforts have preserved and grown our knowledge of the great Australian balladeer and Scottish Borders poet.

“I never expected anything like this and I am quite embarrassed as I like to work behind the scenes.”

Trustee chair Ian W Landles has been previously acknowledged with a BEM too. 


Read more:
Daily Record newspaper, 31 December 2020 article (‘Five Dumfriesshire residents recognised in 2021 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List’);
official notification (Patricia Ann Holt. Secretary, The Will H Ogilvie Memorial Trust. For services to Poetry. (Annan, Dumfries and Galloway)).