FOUR distinguished Scots received Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland at the annual RIAS Centenary and Awards Dinner in Glasgow this week.
Film composer, Patrick Doyle, author, broadcaster and journalist, Muriel Gray, broadcaster and writer, Sally Magnusson and photographer, Albert Watson were the recipients of the Honorary Fellowship for their outstanding contribution to Scottish arts, literature, music, science, contribution and to the public life of Scotland or to international architects.
The awards were presented by RIAS President, Willie Watt, who said, “The music of the movies is powerful and evocative. Patrick Doyle’s work on some of the most successful films of recent decades varies between emotionally charged and joyous and touches upon every human emotion. He is one of Scotland’s greatest cultural ambassadors.
“Muriel Gray is an internationally recognised Scot who, as a television presenter and writer, impresses with her erudition and wit. Her work for Glasgow School of Art, particularly since the fire, has demonstrated her passionate interest in architecture and her determination to ensure that this most important Scottish building is fully restored.
“The Incorporation is also honoured that Sally Magnusson has agreed to join our Fellowship. She is one of Scotland’s most distinguished journalists and broadcasters. It is poignant that Sally’s father, the late Magnus Magnusson was also a Fellow and strong supporter of the Royal Incorporation so she is following in a family tradition.
“One of the world’s most distinguished photographers, Albert Watson’s images of some of the figures who have shaped the last half century are familiar to all. His work demonstrates extraordinary skill, sensitivity and humanity.
“We are very honoured to have Patrick, Muriel, Sally and Albert join our Fellowship”