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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 2021:


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


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

Featured Quote

Gordon Masterton

It is with great sadness that we note the death of Prof Stuart Cameron MBE FREng FIES FIMechE, one of our judges representing the Royal Academy of Engineering. Stuart was a great supporter of engineering heritage and, specifically, the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame for many years.

Gordon Masterton
Chairman of Judges, Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame

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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