He is a nationally renowned and respected surgeon, teacher and researcher.
And now Inverness man Professor Alasdair (Alexander) Munro is to receive an honorary fellowship from the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Honorary fellowships are given to people who have made a significant contribution to the university or who have gained recognition for their activities in education, industry, public service or cultural and creative work.
Professor Munro has been a driving force in the development of healthcare in the Highlands and Islands during his 50-year career. The award recognises his personal contribution and the leading role he played in the growth of the university in the area of health.
He will receive the prestigious honour alongside more than 300 students at the Inverness College UHI graduation ceremony, which takes place at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, on Friday October 4.
As chairman of the Centre for Rural Health and a strategic adviser to the University of the Highlands and Islands, Professor Munro played a leading role in establishing the Highlands and Islands Research Institute, now the Centre for Rural Health, which has generated much needed healthcare research activity in the region.
Professor Munro, who graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1967, said: “I am delighted to have been involved with this very exciting development over many years.”