Scots law names catching the eye in the Honours list published on 30 December 2006 were Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh (but a CBE for services to literature rather than law – why not both?), and Richard Henderson, chief solicitor to the Scottish Executive (Companion of the Bath – lucky him).  Apart from these, the most interesting award is to Audrey O’Neill, an MBE for services to baton twirling.