Recent Honorary Award Recipients

James Cosmo MBE

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Wednesday 4th March 2020, at St Marylebone Parish Church, London, in recognition of James Cosmo’s significant accomplishments made within the film industry.

Professor Patricia Peattie OBE

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Thursday 5th July 2018, at the Paisley Abbey, in recognition of Professor Patricia Peattie’s distinguished career in health and academia.

Dr Kirsty Wark

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Thursday 25th October 2018, at the Crichton Memorial Church, Dumfries, in recognition of Kirsty Wark’s distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting.

Dr Alan Goodall

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Wednesday 4th July 2018, at the Paisley Abbey, in recognition of Dr Alan Goodall’s internationally renowned research into the behavioural ecology and conservation of rare mountain gorillas.

Liz Cameron OBE

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Tuesday 3rd July 2018, at the Paisley Abbey, in recognition of Liz Cameron’s outstanding and visionary career as a business leader.

Patrick Doyle

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Friday 29th June 2018, at the Troon Concert Hall, in recognition of Patrick Doyle’s achievements as a composer whose work has been widely acclaimed internationally.

Aileen Neilson

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Tuesday 26th June 2018, at the Town House, Hamilton, in recognition of Alieen Neilson’s exceptional sporting accomplishments as a World Championship and Paralympic wheelchair curler.

Dr Stephen Breslin

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Tuesday 25th June 2019, at the Town House, Hamilton, in recognition of Dr Stephen Breslin’s distinguished career in the science and technology industry.

William Costley

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Friday 28th June 2019, at the Troon Concert Hall, in recognition of William Costley’s outstanding career in the hospitality industry.

Andrew Campbell

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, at the Paisley Abbey, in recognition of Andrew Campbell’s distinguished career in the STEM industry.

Willie Mackie

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University was conferred on Tuesday 5th November 2019, at the Troon Concert Hall, in recognition of Willie Mackie’s distinguished career in the financial services sector.

Last updated: 16/09/2020