News in brief: Royal honours, Comet on TV, windsurfer’s appeal

A village doctor and Ministry of Defence administrator received OBEs in the New Year Honours list.

Dr David Troup, who has been a GP for more than 30 years at the surgery in Arrochar, was honoured for services to health care in Argyll and Bute.

And Tammie Elizabeth Graham, an administrative officer with the Ministry of Defence, was honoured for services to Royal Marines personnel and families.

The story of Henry Bell’s steamship Comet will be told on screen by Michael Portillo next Tuesday.

The former Defence Secretary visited the Clyde in August and interviewed Stewart Noble, chairman of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

The episode of Great British Railway Journeys will be screened on Tuesday January 6 at 6.30pm on BBC 2.

A windsurfer is appealing for help in tracing her board, which was lost near Clock lighthouse on New Year’s Day and last seen drifting towards Cove.

The Naish board is red on the underside and red, white and black on top. Anyone who can help trace it should email