AUTHOR IS AMONG 56 PEOPLE CHOSEN TO JOIN THE ORGANISATION
Ian Rankin was named as one of 56 distinguished individuals elected to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, it was announced this week.
The RSE works to place learning and useful knowledge at the centre of public life in Scotland and new Fellows are elected each year through a rigorous five-stage nomination process. The breadth of the Fellowship, which numbers over 1,600 individuals from Scotland, the UK and abroad, enables the RSE to provide a wide range of leadership and expertise.
President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, said, ‘I am delighted to welcome such a wide range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship. Each of our new Fellows is elected on the distinguished merit of their work. In joining the RSE, they strengthen our capacity to support excellence across all areas of academic and public life, both in Scotland and further afield.’
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