Monday, 19 September 2011

UHI Celebration - 17

The gentleman on the left of this photo is Dr Jamie Grant - the Vice-Principal of the Highland Theological College UHI. Jamie gave me a very warm welcome when I visited the College in Dingwall last January.

A key person in the celebration was Professor MacIver - the Chair of the University Court - and we shall have another photo featuring him tomorrow.

Professor Matthew MacIver is one of Scotland's most distinguished public servants and a leading Gaelic champion. The former Chair of the Gaelic development agency Bord na Gaidhlig and retired Chief Executive and registrar of the General Teaching Council for Scotland, he was appointed by the UHI Board of Governors in 2009.

Lewis-born Professor MacIver was formerly the Rector of Fortrose Academy in Ross-shire and the Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland's oldest school. He has chaired the Highlands and Islands Educational Trust since 1994.

Professor MacIver's services to education were honoured with a CBE. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary professorship in recognition of his work for the advancement of Gaelic, and his long and esteemed service to the teaching profession.

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