Blue Nile's Paul Buchanan and actor Bill Paterson get honorary degrees

The duo were seen in university robes as they were handed their honorary degrees.

Blue Nile singer Paul Buchanan and Doctor Who actor Bill Paterson get honorary degrees at Glasgow University STV News

Blue Nile singer Paul Buchanan and actor Bill Paterson have received honorary degrees from Glasgow University.

The pair were pictured in robes as they accepted the awards alongside students graduating from The School of Culture and Creative Arts and the School of Modern Language and Cultures.

Paterson, who was born in Glasgow and is known for his roles in Comfort and Joy, Fleabag and Doctor Who, was given the title of Doctor of the University.

Buchanan, who attended the institution as a student, received the Doctor of Music award.

Professor Anton Muscatelli, principal and vice-chancellor of University of Glasgow, said: “I’m really delighted to welcome such distinguished individuals from a whole spectrum of backgrounds and disciplines to our University community.

“Awarding honorary degrees is a way for the university to recognise world-changing achievements and celebrate the successes of these individuals.

“As a civic institution we want to do more to make a positive impact on the communities we serve, and build on the legacy of the innovators, thinkers and creative minds the University has fostered over the past 572 years.

“Each of our Honorary Graduands has made an important difference in their respective fields, bringing benefit to society and to people’s lives across the globe.”