The chairman of the Glasgow 2014 Organising Commitee has been appointed to the Order of the Thistle.
Lord Smith of Kelvin is one of Scotland's leading business figures and the Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde. He also chairs energy giant SSE, the Weir Group and the UK Green Investment Bank.
Commenting on the appointment of Glasgow 2014 Chairman, Lord Smith of Kelvin, to the Order of the Thistle, Chief Executive David Grevemberg, said:
"On behalf of the whole team at Glasgow 2014, I'm thrilled to offer our warmest congratulations to our Chairman Lord Smith on his appointment to The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland.
"I can think of no one more fitting to receive this special honour which is only in the gift of Her Majesty the Queen. It is a great tribute to a great Glaswegian who continues to make an outstanding contribution to his home city and business and civic Scotland, as well as the delivery of an outstanding Commonwealth Games."