Professor Lorne Crerar, Chairman of law firm Harper Macleod, was presented with his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) honour in an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday February 13, 2020. 

Professor Crerar, who was accompanied by his wife Taroub, was made a CBE in the Birthday Honours List last year for his contribution to "economic and community development" in Scotland.

He received his award insignia from His Royal Highness Prince Charles in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.

A co-founder of law firm Harper Macleod LLP, Professor Crerar’s career has included a spell as Chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise – from which he will step down this month having served two terms since 2012.

He said: "I am honoured to have received a CBE from The Prince of Wales. To do so at Buckingham Palace is a tremendous privilege and it is made even more so having been given this award for doing something which I have been passionate about throughout my career – promoting economic and community development."