Sir Jackie awarded Napier Honorary degree for dyslexia

28 October 2013
Scroll for more

Congratulations to Dyslexia Scotland's President, Sir Jackie Stewart,on receiving an honorary degree from Edinburgh Napier University

The ‘Flying Scot’, who racked up twenty-seven Grand Prix victories and three Formula 1 World Championships during his career, joined hundreds of students to collect an Honorary Doctorate of the University at a ceremony held at Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Thursday 24th October.

Well known as a pioneer for motor-racing safety, Sir Jackie is also a driving force in the campaign to raise awareness of dyslexia - although he wasn’t properly identified as being dyslexic until in his forties.

Speaking ahead of the ceremony, Sir Jackie said: “I am very proud to have been selected for an honorary degree at Edinburgh Napier University. It is always nice to be recognised particularly in your own country.”

Click here to see Sir Jackie speaking about his dyslexia and here to see him receiving the award.