THREE Borders men have been recognised for their contributions to their local communities as part of the King's Birthday Honours.

Archibald Ian Jenkins, Adrian Lucas, and Dr John Henderson Reid have all been awarded MBEs (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the honours list announced tonight (Friday, June 16).

The list, which was published tonight at 10.30pm, shows that Mr Jenkins received his MBE for "services to Charity and to the community in Peebles", Mr Lucas received his award for "services to Charity and Veterans in Scotland", and Dr Reid received his for "services to Culture and to Heritage in Scotland" in his role as chair of trustees for the Trimontium Museum in Melrose.

Mr Lucas, who is also the Deputy Lieutenant for Tweeddale, has dedicated his life to helping others.

After a distinguished career in the ambulance service in which he oversaw the Beyond 2000 project - which introduced lifesaving medical dispatch centres in Inverness, Edinburgh and Paisley - Mr Lucas also overcame persoTweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale in the newly established Scottish Parliamentnal tragedy to help those in need.

Following the death of his son while serving in Afghanistan, Mr Lucas and his family founded the Alec Lucas Memorial Trust which supports local and national causes.

He has also volunteered as chairman of the Soldiers, Sailors, Air Force, Association (SSAFA) for the Borders Region.

Mr Jenkins grew up on the Isle of Bute and worked as a teacher in Peebles before being elected as MSP for Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale in the new Scottish Parliament.

After leaving the world of politics the 82-year-old joined the steering group which worked towards the founding of Tweeddale Youth Action (TWA).

As well as his work with TWA to provide safe spaces for young people who need opportunities outside traditional education and youth group settings.

Mr Jenkins has also assisted with the development of the Eastgate Theatre, the Food Foundation, Peebles Community Council, and Peebles Civic Society, and he has been a long supporter of Peebles Beltane Festival.

Dr Reid has enjoyed a 25-year career as chair of the Trimontium Trust, during which he and fellow volunteers have transformed the historically important site and museum at Melrose.

As well as overseeing his own and the Trust's research projects, Dr Reid has juggled his work at the former Roman Fort site with his main job in medicine.

The Trimontium Trust's work has also benefitted the local community and has opened education opportunities for people of all ages, as well as having an excellent reputation for scholarship.

The full list of this year's King's Birthday Honours recipients can be found on the UK Government website.