Former Scottish Rugby and Lions head coach Sir Ian McGeechan will be given an honorary degree by St Andrews University.
Knighted in 2010, Sir Ian is one of rugby’s most popular and well-regarded figures, having won 32 caps for Scotland during his playing career and been head coach for the British and Irish Lions four times.
He is among a list of high-profile names from the worlds of science, art, sport and literature who will be honoured by the institution next month.
Tate Modern director Frances Morris, physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE and The Scotsman theatre critic and columnist Joyce McMillan will also be presented.
Others to be given honorary degrees as over 1,900 students from across the world graduate will be Dr Gillian Tett, editor-at-large of the Financial Times, former Samoan head of state His Highness le Afioga a le Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi and Royal Society of Chemistry president Professor Lesley Yellowlees.
The list also includes Professor Dame Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, emeritus professor of nursing at the University of West London, historian and scholar Professor Michael Cook and Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, former vice-chancellor of Kent University.
Graduates from over 80 countries including Scotland, China, Nigeria, Germany and the USA will receive their academic awards in the Younger Hall over five days from June 24.