Transport tycoon Brian Souter has been given a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. The founder of Perth-based Stagecoach is being recognised for his services to transport and the voluntary sector. He founded the Stagecoach group with his sister Ann Gloag in 1980. The firm is now one of the world's biggest transport companies.
In 2000 Mr Souter was the leader of the Keep the Clause campaign, fighting the lifting of Section 28 which banned teachers and pupils from discussing homosexuality in schools. He is also a major financial backer of the SNP.