Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil is set to be presented with an honorary degree from Glasgow Caledonian University next week.
The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter will receive a Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University for “his continued inspiration to all creatives the world over”.
Speaking about the honour, Neil said in a statement: “To receive this doctorate is an honour I could never have expected. To receive it in Glasgow, a city which has featured so long and so supportively in the band’s story, is the stuff of dreams.
“I am also proud to be connected to such a forward-thinking institution as Caledonian University, and accept this honour gratefully.”
Neil will be honoured along with Vicky Wright MBE during a ceremony on July 7, which will begin at 10:40am.
“Graduations also afford us the opportunity to welcome distinguished individuals into our GCU family as honorary graduates,” the university’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE, said in a statement.
“This year we are privileged indeed to honour many worthy recipients. They all share a deeply held core set of values that align with our own. They authentically live these values and are an inspiration to us all.”
Biffy Clyro recently announced a UK and Ireland tour that will take place in November. You can see the tour dates and ticket details by heading here.