Stewarton woman, who is the only Scottish footballer to win a World Cup, has been given an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Rose Reilly was awarded the prestigious award for her services to women’s football.

Rose, who is described as one of our country’s greatest players, captained the Italian squad that won the Women’s World Cup in 1984.

The striker overcame the odds to succeed in a career that at the time when the Scottish FA declared football was not “a game for ladies”.

The 64-year-old, who grew up in Stewarton, started playing football as a child for the local boys’ team and was once scouted by Celtic before they found out she was a girl.

She played with Stewarton Thistle Ladies and was part of the team that won the inaugural Scottish Cup in 1971.