An MBE for Elizabeth

UNST businesswoman Elizabeth Johnson is the second Shetlander to be honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list, receiving an MBE for services to renewable energy and charity fundraising.

The 51 year old business development manager with the Pure Energy Centre, in Baltasound, was abroad when she received the letter telling her of the award.

Pure was set up in 2006 to help communities develop their own renewable energy projects, initially specializing in hydrogen energy but now working with a wide range of products in countries across the world.

The mother of four has also been heavily involved in the hugely successful Relay For Life event that raises money for Cancer Research every two years.

The Shetland event is the most successful in Europe and in 2014 raised £306,560.

Shetland gymnastics coach Mark Wylie received a British Empire Medal in the New Year honours list.