Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scotland’s Engineering Pioneers


Watts on Athenaeum

Name me a famous engineer….. now name me one from or connected to Scotland… Easy?
I would hope so, although engineers in general don’t get the kudos in the UK that they do in other countries. All too many non-engineers have this image of an engineer that more closely resembles a motor mechanic than a professional engineer designing structures, machines and products that fill our modern world. In an effort to improve the visibility and status of engineers and engineering in the minds of the general public, the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland launched their Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011. In the first year the initial 7 inductees into the Hall of fame were all engineers of the past, the really well known names and one or  two surprises.