Jane Davidson MBE

Jane Davidson, Director of Outreach and Education at Scottish Opera, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year 2017 Honours List.

She has been with Scottish Opera’s education team – established in 1971, making it the oldest education and outreach unit of any opera company in Europe – since 1984. She will be invited to attend an Investiture later in the year to receive the award.

Jane said: ‘I’m delighted and extremely touched to receive this honour in recognition of the work that Scottish Opera’s unique outreach programme has achieved in Scotland and internationally. Not many of us are fortunate enough to spend their working life in an environment that is constantly evolving, packed with creativity, artistically inspiring and full of new challenges – and that’s just an average day! To the many talented artists, teachers, theatre makers and practitioners with whom I have been privileged to work, thank you for the journey.’