Scottish rugby legend and BBC broadcaster John Beattie will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Abertay University on Thursday 9 July.
He will be joined by the pioneering molecular and cell biologist Professor Dame Anne Glover and the developmental psychologist Professor Michael Lamb.
John was picked to play rugby for Scotland in his final year at university, and toured South Africa (1980) and New Zealand (1983) with the British Lions. He won 25 caps for Scotland in total, playing in the last team to win at Twickenham.
After injury in 1987, he started broadcasting for the BBC and has covered several Commonwealth Games and Rugby World Cups for both radio and TV, as well as presenting programmes including Rugby Special and Sport Nation.
He currently presents the BBC Radio Scotland lunch time news show five days a week, is involved in BBC Alba’s English-language coverage of domestic rugby, and commentates for BBC Scotland at international rugby games.
His charitable work has included the Wooden Spoon Society, rugby’s charity for disadvantaged children, and the Hearts and Balls charity for those who have been badly injured or paralysed by rugby.
The honorary graduates will receive their awards as almost 1000 degrees are conferred in the ceremonies in Dundee’s Caird Hall.