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24th January 2007

The Bishop of Dunkeld, the Rt. Rev. Vincent Logan, is to receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Dundee.  

Bishop Logan, who last year celebrated his Silver Jubilee as bishop of the diocese, is one of eight eminent Dundee citizens the university has chosen to honour to mark its 40th anniversary.  

The special degree ceremony is being held in the city s Caird Hall on February 9. Dundee University was formed in 1967, bringing to an end a constitutional relationship with its St Andrews counterpart that reached back to the 19th century.  

It was a major milestone for education in the city and the start of decades of growth that would see the number of students rise almost tenfold and many millions of pounds be invested in developing its city centre campus and in world-class research.  

The degree ceremony is the first of a number of events planned for this celebration year. These honorary degrees are being bestowed on people deemed to have enhanced the reputation of the city, at home and abroad, in the fields of educational excellence, culture and community service.  

Born in Bathgate, Bishop Logan, at the time of his appointment to Dunkeld, in 1981, was the youngest Scottish bishop, a ˜title he only relinquished last year.  

On the occasion of his Silver Jubilee as Bishop of Dunkeld, tributes flooded in to him and he was hailed as a "great ambassador for the Catholic Church and for Dundee. A motion was tabled at the House of Commons recognising the contribution he has made to the local community.  

He is a much respected and loved figure in the city and beyond.  

In leading the tributes last year, Lord Provost John Letford, who is also to receive an honorary degree, noted that Bishop Logan "has always shown concern, not just for his own community, but for all Dundee's citizens."  

Dundee MSP Shona Robison said at the time, Bishop Logan is known for his efforts in breaking down barriers in an effort to work on behalf of all the citizens of Dundee and beyond. He is a force for good and it is a privilege to know him.  

Speaking of the university s decision to confer the degree on him, Bishop Logan said, I am surprised, but absolutely delighted, that Dundee University has chosen to honour me in this way.  

As Bishop, I am aware I couldn t have achieved anything over the last 25 years or so without the support of the priests and people of the diocese and the co-operation of many others in the local community. This honour is as much for all those people, both within the Church and the local community, who work with me and support me.  

This anniversary is a significant milestone in the history of the University of Dundee and I feel very humble, and privileged to be part of it.  


Peter Kearney  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168  

Note to News Editors You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to Caird Hall, Dundee, on Friday, February 9. The graduation ceremony begins at 4.00pm.  

For more information contact:  

Elaine Harrison on 07762 106548

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