COMPOSER James MacMillan and music veteran Van Morrison have been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Dr MacMillan's music is widely performed around the world by performers ranging from top international orchestras to local church and community choirs.
One of his compositions was a new choral piece which was sung when Pope Benedict XVI conducted mass at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in 2010.
Commenting on his knighthood, the composer, known for his outspoken views as well as his many musical accomplishments, said: "I am totally delighted to receive this honour.
"I am especially pleased that the world of music, and contemporary composition in particular, will receive greater focus and recognition as a result."Fitting music for the Lord.
Fitting music for the Mass.
Music fit for a pope!