Film-maker Murray Grigor, 72, is to receive an OBE for services to architecture and to the film industry.

Mr Grigor, also a writer and exhibition curator, has directed more than 60 films.

He will be following in the footsteps of his late mother, Kay, who was awarded an MBE in the early 1960s.

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Mr Grigor, originally from Inverness, said he was not expecting the honour: "It was quite a surprise, it came out of left field. It is a great privilege."

The British man who designed many of Apple's most popular products has been honoured for his work.

Jonathan Ive, credited with designing the iPhone, iPod and iPad, is being made a Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (KBE).

A knighthood also goes to the Scots-born former head of ITV Charles Allen, whose honour recognises his efforts to ensure nationwide benefits as part of his role at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

Helena Bonham Carter may have missed out on a Oscar for her role as the Queen Mother in The King's Speech, but she will now be making a trip to Buckingham Palace to pick up a CBE for services to drama during a 25-year career .

After her breakthrough role in A Room With A View, Ms Bonham Carter, 45, made a string of appearances in Merchant-Ivory films which saw her typecast early on as an English rose in period drama.

Her individual sense of style – she famously walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes wearing one red shoe and one green one – will ensure a posse of photographers will be waiting for her arrival at the investiture ceremony next year.

She met her partner, director Tim Burton, while filming Planet of the Apes, and has gone on to star in several of his films including Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Alice In Wonderland.

Steve Lillywhite, the 56-year-old record producer who put U2 on the road to fame, was given a CBE for his services to music.

Last but not least, Marilyn J Smith, conductor and musical director of Glasgow Phoenix Choir receives an MBE for services to music.