The editor of The Scotsman newspaper has been appointed an Honorary Professor by the Department of Film, Media and Journalism at the University of Stirling.
John McLellan, who took charge of the Edinburgh-based title in February of last year, is an alumni of the institution, having graduated in 1983.
McLellan is a former editor of the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday. He now is editor-in-chief of these titles, in addition to The Scotsman. He is also a former assistant editor at the Newcastle Journal.
He said: “I am deeply honoured by this appointment, not to say delighted, especially as I was a less-than-diligent student in my early years at Stirling.
“I am also delighted that, from the small beginnings when I was there, the department has grown into the strong and influential unit it is today. I have maintained my links with the department since coming back to Scotland and look forward to forging an even closer relationship in the years to come.”
Meanwhile, Scottish film producer and director, Peter Barber-Fleming, has also had the role of Honorary Professor bestowed upon him.