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Bob Dylan is to be honoured by Scotland’s oldest University.

The legend will be awarded an honorary degree from St Andrew’s University at this summer’s graduation ceremony, which takes place later this month.

The folk-rock singer, famed for songs such as ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ and ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’, will be made a doctor of music on June 23.

The degree will be the second he has received, with the first being from Princeton University, New Jersey in 1970.

The University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang said: “Bob Dylan is an iconic figure for the 20th Century, particularly for those of us whose formative years were the 1960s and 70s. His songs, and in particular his lyrics, are still part of our consciousness. We are very pleased to take this opportunity of honouring such a major artist.”

Bob Dylan is currently on tour in Europe.