Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

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7 Oct 2013
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2 Oct 2012
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7th October 2017

SCOTTISH SPACE ENGINEER IS ONE OF FOUR NEW INDUCTEES TO THE ENGINEERING HALL OF FAME

Craig Clark, the founder and chief executive of Clyde Space, Scotland's fast growing satellite company, is one of four Scottish engineers to join the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. He is joined by William Fairbairn, the entrepreneurial engineer who built a huge manufacturing empire in Manchester in the 19th Century; Elijah McCoy, the son of a fugitive slave, who was sent to Scotland to be trained as an engineer; and Anne Gillespie Shaw, a pioneering production engineer practising in the 1930s to the 1970s. Their induction follows the annual Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) James Watt dinner, held in Glasgow last night. (Friday 6 October, 2017)

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said: "We are delighted to welcome Craig into this pantheon of Scottish Engineering. His story demonstrates that Scotland is still active and successful in growing cutting-edge engineering businesses. Leading Scotland into the space age has been a phenomenal achievement. We are also delighted to see engineers like Elijah McCoy ("The Real McCoy") and Anne Shaw who have demonstrated that having exceptional talent is more important than any other factor in making an outstanding contribution in engineering. They, like William Fairbairn and Craig Clark, are great Scottish engineers."

Collectively, the 31 members now in the Hall of Fame tell a story of 450 years of world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in the quality of life and economy in Scotland, the United Kingdom and world-wide.

Welcoming the announcement of the new inductees, Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, said: "It is wonderful to see great engineers getting recognition like this. Craig Clark has had an exemplary career and built a hugely successful business from scratch. He chose Scotland as his base for the high quality of its university education base, and Clyde Space has since formed the hub of the fast-growing sector of space technology in Scotland. He rightly deserves his place in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame."

The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), and is supported by engineering institutions, museums and trade bodies in Scotland, including Scottish Engineering.


8th October 2016

SCOTTISH INVENTOR OF THE ATM IS ONE OF FOUR NEW INDUCTEES TO THE ENGINEERING HALL OF FAME

James Goodfellow, the original patentor of the automated teller that transformed the way we get cash from banks is one of four Scottish engineers to join the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. He will be joined by Sir Duncan Michael, the talented structural engineer who restructured Ove Arup and Partners into a global business; Robert Stevenson, bridge and lighthouse designer and founder of a family dynasty of lighthouse engineers; and Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Their induction follows the annual Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) James Watt dinner, held in Glasgow last night. (Friday 7 October, 2016)

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said: "We are delighted to welcome more recent engineers like Duncan and James into this pantheon of Scottish Engineering, as well as some of the notable older pioneering engineers. Scotland can rightly claim to have provided the educational base for many of the world's greatest engineers who have gone on to lead great companies and make world-changing inventions. Duncan Michael and James Goodfellow are living proof that this tradition is alive and well."

Collectively, the 27 members now in the Hall of Fame tell a story of 450 years of world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in the quality of life and economy in Scotland, the United Kingdom and world-wide.

Welcoming the announcement of the new inductees, Sara Thiam, Director Scotland of the Institution of Civil Engineers, said: "It is wonderful to see great engineering getting recognition. Many don't realise the human impact that civil engineers, and engineers in general, make upon everyday life. But the induction of someone like James Goodfellow highlights an innovator of a piece of engineering most of us use every day in life without thinking. Civil Engineers, and other engineers, create the environment we live in, so they have a massive impact on all our lives. The Hall of Fame attempts to recognise that contribution."

The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), and is supported by engineering institutions, museums and trade bodies in Scotland. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland is calling for infrastructure improvements to be placed at the heart of Scotland's programme for government to significantly boost local growth, environmental sustainability and quality of life - all backed with the right investment, frameworks and skills needed to fully realise the benefits.


3rd October 2015

Four Scots Join the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

Four Scottish engineers have been added to the IESIS Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame, including Sir Donald Miller, the engineer responsible for creating a highly respected efficient and reliable electricity supply system in Scotland.

Donald Miller was inducted at last night's James Watt dinner - held in Glasgow - alongside three other notable Scottish Engineers: John Logie Baird, the inventor of mechanical television and pioneer of televised images, Henry Dyer, the father of engineering education in Japan and Sir George Bruce, the pioneering genius who created a sophisticated 16th century mining complex in Culross that predated the Industrial Revolution.

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said;

"This new group of inductees extends the breadth and scope of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame from the 16th Century to the present day. Scotland can rightly claim to be one of the most important seed beds of great engineering accomplishments over that entire period. It has also been a great exporter of skills and expertise, as exemplified by Henry Dyer, the father of engineering education in Japan, an early example of the Scottish engineering diaspora."

Collectively, the twenty-three members in the Hall of Fame now tell a story of 450 years of world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in our quality of life and benefits to the economy of Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, said:

"This is another great night of celebrating engineering in Scotland and a fitting tribute to the huge contribution made by Sir Donald Miller when Chief Engineer of the Hydro Board, the South of Scotland Electricity Board, later the first Chairman of Scottish Power plc. He made important strategic decisions between 1966 and 1992 that developed the reliable electricity supply we enjoy today. We hope his life example encourages young people into engineering to share the excitement of being part of securing a resilient and sustainable infrastructure."

The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), and is supported by engineering institutions, museums and trade bodies in Scotland, including Scottish Engineering.


4th October 2014

Unsung Hero of Medical Ultrasound joins Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

Four famous Scots have been added to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame, including Tom Brown, the engineering genius behind the development of Ultrasound for medical diagnosis.

Tom Brown was inducted at last night's James Watt dinner - held in Glasgow - alongside 3 other notable Scottish Engineers: John Rennie, a prolific civil engineer responsible for design of canals, aqueducts, bridges, harbours and dockyards; Reverend Dr Robert Stirling, engineer and inventor of the Stirling engine and Robert Napier, shipbuilder and engine designer also known as ""The Father of Clyde Shipbuilding".

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said;

"Ultrasound for improving the care of mothers and unborn children during pregnancy was pioneered in Scotland. The medical professionals involved became well known, quite rightly. But it wouldn't have happened without the genius of Tom Brown, then a young engineer with Kelvin & Hughes of Glasgow. He's an unsung engineering hero. Tom's election to the Hall of Fame gives him belated recognition of a great achievement."

These new inductees add to the phenomenal story of Scottish engineering's contribution to our civilisation and form part of the Hall of Fame, now nineteen members strong. Collectively, these members tell a story of 250 years of world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in our quality of life and benefits to the economy of Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Sara Thiam, Director of ICE Scotland, said:

"John Rennie's prolific work on canals, aqueducts, bridges and dockyards across the UK including Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridges, Leith & London Docks and the amazing Bell Rock Lighthouse, mark him as one of the greatest engineers of his age and a worthy addition to this elite group. Recognising the outstanding engineers of the past helps us to inspire the engineers of today and encourage generations to come."

The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS), and is supported by engineering institutions, museums and trade bodies in Scotland, including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).


5th October 2013

2013 Inductees announced.

Four famous Scots have been added to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame at the James Watt Dinner on Friday 4th October.

The Hall of Fame was launched in 2011 by IESIS, The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, and is endorsed by Scottish Engineering, the support group for the engineering industry in Scotland.

Gordon Masterton, Chairman of Judges for the Hall of Fame, said "These new inductees add to the phenomenal story of Scottish engineering's contribution to our civilisation. They demonstrate the special affinity that Scots have had for engineering and education, and they add diversity to the eleven already inducted. Hugh Gill's election demonstrates that this affinity is alive and well and engineers are continuing to apply their ingenuity to create wealth for Scotland and the UK."

The fifteen members of the Hall of Fame tell a story of 250 years of world-beating engineering innovation that has led to massive improvements in our quality of life and to the United Kingdom's economy.

Bryan Buchan, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, said, "We need engineers and engineering companies to continue their successful drive out of recession and to ensure that the Scottish and UK economies flourish. The Hall of Fame is an inspiration to young people who can study role models from the present and the past. I hope that it will encourage them to see engineering as a highly creative and rewarding career."

The four new inductees are:
William John MacQuorn Rankine (1820-1872), engineer, polymath, educator, and pioneer of thermodynamics:
Sir William Arrol (1839-1913), engineering entrepreneur, steel bridge builder, designer and manufacturer of cranes, heavy machinery and automobiles, innovator in construction methods:
Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt (1892-1973), engineer, inventor and pioneer of RADAR:
Hugh Gill (b. 1958) engineer who developed the multi-articulating bionic hand for Touch Bionics.


29th September 2012

2012 Inductees announced.

The latest members to be added to the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame were announced at the James Watt Dinner on Friday September 28.

Four famous Scots engineers were added to the list which was launched last year by The Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. Their names and achievements will be etched for posterity on the metal "Wall of Fame" housed at the headquarters of Scottish Engineering, the support group for the engineering industry in Scotland.

Gordon Masterton, chairman of judges for the Hall of Fame, said "These new inductees add to the phenomenal story of Scottish engineering's contribution to our civilisation. They add diversity to the seven already inducted, and bring the Hall of Fame bang up to date with an example of cutting edge engineering innovation that has led to new enterprises and wealth creation for Scotland and the UK."

The eleven members of the Hall of Fame now span 250 years of excellence in engineering innovation that has led to significant improvements in our quality of life and to the United Kingdom's economic success.

Peter Hughes, Chief Executive of Scottish Engineering, said, "We need to enthuse young people including those in our primary schools - and let them know how exciting and important engineering is as a career, by showing them what previous generations of engineers have achieved and added to our lives is an important part of this process.

"I see the Hall of Fame as an inspiration to young people and hope that it will encourage them to look at so many things they use on a daily basis and recognise that most of them were created by engineers."

The four new inductees are:
John Elder (1824-1869), marine engineer and shipbuilder, who developed practical compounding marine engines and conceived the modern integrated shipbuilding yard at the Fairfield works, Govan;
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879), physicist, whose work forms the foundation of modern electrical engineering;
Dorothée Aurélie Marianne Pullinger (1894-1986), automobile engineer and pioneering businesswoman;
Douglas Anderson (b. 1951) product design engineer, inventor of improved retinal scanning and founder of Optos plc.


1st September 2012

Hall of Fame to be housed at Kelvingrove Museum.

IESIS and Glasgow Life have agreed to collaborate to develop plans for establishing a Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame at Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. Glasgow Museums' Research and Curatorial Manager, Martin Bellamy, said "The Hall of Fame will build on Kelvingrove's strong tradition of fostering a greater understanding of our engineering heritage and inspiring young people to get involved in engineering. IESIS President Gordon Masterton said "This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Scottish engineering talent - past and present - and to encourage and inspire engineers for the future."


9th December 2011

These truly are seven Scots who changed the world.

An Engineering Hall of Fame plaque has been unveiled within the headquarters of Scottish Engineering, the support group for the industry in Scotland by the 3rd Viscount Weir, grandson of one of the first engineers to be so honoured.

At the unveiling, Lord Weir said: "If this idea of a Hall of Fame inspires just one or two young people to take up engineering as a career then it will have been a success."

In conjunction with the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (IESIS) the inaugural group of engineers have been etched for posterity on an imposing metal artefact. The first seven people inducted have been chosen by a panel of eminent engineers from Scotland.

Commenting on the iconic presentation, Dr Peter Hughes of Scottish Engineering, says "We are delighted to be hosts to such a worthwhile venture as the 'Hall of Fame' project. Engineers from Scotland have for centuries been at the forefront of engineering innovation and excellence - as they still are at the present time. 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.

"Together, these seven great Scots cover the major fields of engineering activity: research, development, creativity, invention, application, industrialisation, and education. They are inspirational examples to young aspiring engineers. The world needs engineers of the highest calibre to stimulate our economic recovery and improve our quality of life and we need to do this in ways that make efficient use of resources and reduce global emissions. Young engineers will be the key to a successful future."

Gordon Masterton, President of IESIS who conceived the Hall of Fame idea added: "The inaugural list of seven inductees is a magnificent testament to the breadth of Scottish engineering achievement over a period of 250 years. There are some well-known names, but also some that may be a surprise to the general public. We want the public to join in the debate on who deserves to be in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

"I'm delighted to see this physical record at Scottish Engineering as a showcase for excellence."

"These seven Scots represent the phenomenal breadth of Scottish engineering's contribution to our civilisation. The magnificent seven cover 250 years of excellence in engineering leading to significant wealth creation and improvements in our quality of life. Without their achievements the world would be a much poorer place. These truly are seven Scots who changed the world."

The first seven engineers inducted are:

Andrew Meikle (1719-1811), engineer and inventor of the threshing machine.
Percy Sinclair Pilcher (1867-1899), engineer and aviation pioneer whose aeronautical work predated the Wright brothers.
Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834), engineer whose works traversed the United Kingdom.
Sir William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824-1907), engineer and scientist, designer of the electric telegraph.
James Watt (1736-1819), engineer who developed the steam engine.
William Douglas Weir, 1st Viscount Weir (1877-1959), engineer who created the National Grid.
James Young (1811-1883), engineer, shale oil pioneer and founder of the petrochemical industry.


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