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The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame celebrates and honours those engineers from, or closely associated with, Scotland who have achieved, or deserve to achieve, greatness.

The genius and skills of many engineers from or associated with Scotland have contributed hugely to the wellbeing of the world today, in all fields of engineering. This site will give you some insights into these outstanding individuals.

Two years of inductees were announced online on Friday 8th October:


  • James Newlands 
  • Robert W Thomson
  • Alexander C Kirk
  • George Balfour


  • James Blyth
  • George Forbes
  • Graeme Haldane 
  • Stephen Salter

Featured Quote

Prof Dugald Cameron

“The art of engineering is the greatest of all the arts of mankind in that it uses science and art in the creation of useful objects and does so in the service of human kind in all of its aspects…”

Prof Dugald Cameron
former Director of Glasgow School of Art

Message from Fergus Ewing MSP at the launch of the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011

Fergus Ewing MSP

“Scotland has a long and proud tradition of science and engineering excellence. I am pleased to offer my personal support in your efforts to inspire the next generation of young people to consider engineering as a credible and valuable career choice. While it is important to celebrate the great achievements made by Scottish engineers in the past, it is also vital that the contribution of those working today at the forefront of engineering is also recognised.

Improving science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education, in line with Curriculum for Excellence, is a key priority for the Scottish Government. Through changes in learning, teaching and leadership in schools, the curriculum and other changes now being put in place will provide new and creative opportunities to make STEM education more rewarding, stimulating and attractive for all young people.”

Fergus Ewing MSP
Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism (May 2011–May 2016)

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