GLASGOW’S top cop, ­business leader and the man who invited the Tunnock’s Teacake are just some of the great and the good to receive gongs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Confectionery boss Boyd Tunnock receives a knighthood for services to business and to charity.

He is head of the Uddingston-based firm which produces treats including the caramel wafer, the snowball and the teacake he invented in 1956, which has gone on to become a confectionery icon, with dancing teacakes even featuring in the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

He said he is “deeply honoured.”

Boyd Tunnock, 86, head of the Uddingston-based confectionery firm, is recognised for services to business and to charity. He said he is “deeply honoured.”

Sir Boyd said: “When you get to my age, very few things surprise you but this certainly did and I am deeply honoured and grateful to Her Majesty the Queen.

“Our primary purpose in life is to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Our country is full of very worthwhile causes that we can all make a contribution to in some way.

“Often just a little of your time is more valuable than money.

“This is a wonderful honour and I feel that I share it with my family and the Tunnock’s workforce.

“I’ll just have to make sure I live long enough to get used to it.”

Thomas Tunnock first established his bakery in Uddingston in December 1890 and it has grown into a firm with global reach.

Chief Superintendent Brian McInulty, who leads policing in Greater Glasgow, has been given the Queen’s Police Medal.

And for services to the city’s business community, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Stuart Patrick has been awarded a CBE.

Mr Patrick said: “While obviously incredibly pleased and honoured in a personal sense, I also see this award as recognition both of the work of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in championing the city’s industry and of Glasgow’s flourishing business reputation and growing economy.”

Scots author Theresa Breslin who specialises in young adult fiction has been given an OBE

Mr Breslin, who grew up in Kirkintilloch, who started writing as a teenager, writing about the closing of a nearby steel mill won the Carnegie Medal for British children’s books in 1994

She began writing for publication whilst employed as a librarian, and has published over 30 books.

Meanwhile Shereen Nanjiani, who presents the BBC Radio Scotland weekend panel show Shereen, receives an MBE for services to broadcasting in Scotland.

Earlier in her career she was presenter of STV’s main evening news programme, Scotland Today for 22 years.

She said: “This came as a complete surprise and I’m a bit overwhelmed to be honest. Part of me thinks I shouldn’t get an honour just for doing my job- there are plenty more deserving candidates- but I like to think this is also for the many people from ethnic minority backgrounds who’ve told me that seeing an Asian face presenting the Scottish TV news opened the door for them to pursue a career in the media.”

Former Labour MP Brian Donohoe, who represented Central Ayrshire until 2015, also receives a knighthood for services to parliamentary and political service.

Shelley Kerr, from West Lothian, boss of the Scottish Women’s Football Team, is awarded an MBE for services to football.

It comes as the team prepare to kick off their debut Women’s World Cup finals campaign with a clash against England.

They face the Lionesses on Sunday in Nice, and will also take on Japan and Argentina in Group D.

A man who was an 18-year-old off-duty police officer on the night of the Lockerbie bombing is also honoured.

Colin Dorrance saw the plane crash on the evening of December 21 1988 and was immediately recalled to duty.

Last year he took part in a cycle ride from Lockerbie to Syracuse in the US to mark the 30th anniversary of the tragedy which claimed 270 lives.

The former Police Sergeant picks up an MBE for services to law and order, to the Remembrance of Pan Am Flight 103 and to charity.

Two serving police officers were also honoured with the Queen’s Police Medal.

Detective Superintendent Gail Johnston, 50 and Chief Superintendent Brian McInulty, 48 both received the prestigious accolade.

People working in the arts and media are also honoured in the list.

Scottish Secretary David Mundell said: “Very many congratulations to all of Scotland’s honours recipients. People from all walks of Scottish life have been recognised for their contributions to their communities and to our country.

“I could not be more pleased that Boyd Tunnock has been awarded a knighthood.

“Sir Boyd has made a huge contribution to Scotland’s economy over many years. His iconic Scottish products are not just much-loved by people across Scotland, but are an international success story.

“Throughout his long career Sir Boyd has made a huge contribution to Scottish life, never failing to stand up for Scotland. There could not be a more worthy recipient of this honour.

“Shelley Kerr’s MBE recognises her services to women’s football, boosting the success and popularity of the sport across the UK. I look forward to seeing her lead the Scottish team to victory on Sunday in France in their World Cup campaign.”

He added: “I offer my sincere congratulations to all the Scots who have

been recognised by Her Majesty.”