A Largs man, who was awarded a Knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015, says he is greatly honoured to have written a new anthem for Queen Elizabeth's state funeral.

Sir James McMillan is a leading Scottish composer, conductor and festival director and was honoured by the Queen for “services to music”. 
MacMillan’s music is widely performed around the world, from opera houses and top international orchestras to local church and community choirs.

Sir James said: "I was deeply honoured to be invited to write a new anthem 'Who Shall Separate Us?' for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"She was a constant presence in my life and an inspiration to countless millions across the globe."