I began my career at the Motherwell Times after graduating in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University. From there I went on to report on the daily goings-on at Glasgow Sheriff Court before joining The Herald in June 2011. I continue to have an interest in crime and legal matters.
Glasgow entrepreneur William Haughey; former Holyrood Presiding Officer George Reid; veteran Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce MP; and Professor James McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Strathclyde University have been awarded the highest honour of its kind.
Glasgow entrepreneur Mr Haughey said he was "honoured, privileged and humbled" to receive his knighthood for services to business and philanthropy.