The Voice reports that Scotland’s first black university professor, Geoffrey Palmer will be knighted for services to human rights, science and charity.
Jamaican-born Palmer is a professor emeritus at Edinburgh’s of Heriot-Watt University and specialises in cereal and grain science.
He told the newspaper:
“I got a letter a few weeks ago and when I opened it and read it, it said the prime minister had recommended me for a knighthood and I immediately thought of my mother.
“She left Jamaica in 1948 on her own and then she sent for me in 1955, when I was 14 years old.
“It took her from 48 to 55 to save £86 to bring me here. Without her love and sacrifice my story would not have been possible.”
Congratulations Prof Geoffrey Palmer.
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