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Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame launched

The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) has launched a Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

The first seven inductees have been decided on by a selection panel of top Scottish engineers, and their details will be announced on September 30 at the annual James Watt Dinner.

“The inaugural list of seven inductees is a magnificent testament to the breadth of Scottish engineering achievement over a period of 250 years,” said IESIS president Gordon Masterton.

“We want the public to play its part in future years by making nominations to the Panel, and joining in the debate on who deserves to be in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.”

Masterton added that the society had set up the hall of fame to honour representatives of Scotland’ s“great heritage of engineering innovation and creativity” over the years.

“Engineers from Scotland have for centuries been at the forefront of engineering innovation and excellence – as they still are at the present time,” added Peter Hughes of Scottish Engineering..

“I am sure that this monument to our engineering greats will continue to grow as iconic figures from our immediate past and the future are added.”

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Nominations of great Scottish Engineers can be sent to

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