FORMER Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has received his OBE from the Queen.

Doddie, who revealed he has motor neurone disease (MND) in 2017, was honoured for services to rugby, MND research and the Borders community.

He set up the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to raise funds for research and provide grants to help those affected by MND.

It follows a successful playing career that saw him earn 61 caps for Scotland.

Doddie, who received the honour at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, said it was a "great honour" to be recognised by the Queen.

Among the first to congratulate the 48-year-old from Stow was Borders College.

A spokesperson said “Our warmest congratulations and best wishes go to Doddie on receiving his OBE."

Doddie is an Honorary Fellow of Borders College, where several fundraising events for his Foundation have taken place.