Airdrie resident Helene Marshall earned a royal seal of approval as she was appointed OBE in recogntion of her four decades of distinguished service to maternity care and education.
She has been inundated with messages of congratulations since her honour was announced in the Queen’s new year list, and is now looking forward to a palace investiture later this year.
First though, she had to keep her honour secret for more than a month before she and husband Tom were able to share the surprise with adult children Hamish, Sarah and Iona at a special party on Hogmanay.
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Helene told Lanarkshire Live:…