Jolly good Fellows
Stirling University’s Chancellor Dr James Naughtie and Principal and ViceChancellor Professor Gerry McCormac have been elected to become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).
Also elected to become RSE Fellows are Professor Ronan O’Carroll, of Stirling’s Faculty of Natural Sciences, as well as alumni Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament, and Cairn Energy founder Sir Bill Gammell.
Professor McCormac said:“I am very pleased to receive this recognition from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, both from a personal perspective and on behalf of my university colleagues also honoured. This is a tremendous accolade from an internationally-renowned organisation, validating our commitment to deliver real benefits to the local, national and international communities we serve.”
New Fellows are elected each year through a rigorous five-stage nomination process. The five members of the Stirling community were among a total of 59 people named as having been elected to become RSE members.
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, said:“In joining, they will strengthen the society’s capacity to advance excellence across all areas of public life in Scotland and further afield.”
The RSE aims to support“the advancement of learning and useful knowledge in Scottish public life”.
Elected Professor McCormac (left) and Mr Naughtie with former Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini