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Boyd Tunnock, the man who invented the Tunnock’s Teacake said he is “deeply honoured” as he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

He was recognised for services to business and to charity.

Tunnock, invented the Tunnock’s Teacake in 1956 following the success of the firm’s other sweet treats such as the Caramel Wafer and Snowball. Tunnock’s Uddingston-based firm makes caramel wafers, snowballs and teacakes.

Sir Boyd said: “When you get to my age, very few things surprise you but this certainly did and I am deeply honoured and grateful to Her Majesty the Queen.”

“Our primary purpose in life is to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Our country is full of very worthwhile causes that we can all make a contribution to in some way. Often just a little of your time is more valuable than money. This is a wonderful honour and I feel that I share it with my family and the Tunnock’s workforce. I’ll just have to make sure I live long enough to get used to it.”

Via ITV / BBC / The Times