The FCO has congratulated the following British nationals who have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. Congratulations to them all!


Anne Graham Brodie McEwan, the former President of the National Association of British Schools in Spain, for services to Education;

John Maclean Scott, latterly Global Deputy Chairman of KPMG International, for services to UK-Spanish relations;

Derek James Doyle MBE, British Honorary Vice Consul, Bilbao, for services to UK-Spanish relations.

British Empire Medal:

Stewart Cusden, former Chair of the British Benevolent Fund, for services to the British community in Spain;

Georgina Lynde Harvey, President of the Original Charity Shop and Library in Javea, for services to charity;

Frederick Michael Douglas Witty, retired, for services to the British community in Catalonia.

Los Cristianos wine and food festival 2019

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Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

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