Elder Made Professor

An honorary professorship has been conferred on one of Scotland’s best-known journalists, Dorothy-Grace Elder.

The former British Reporter of the Year has received the accolade from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Says the university: “Professor Elder exposed numerous injustices and scandals, from tracking down paedophiles in Scotland, to highlighting appalling conditions in Russian prisons for
various papers, including Scotland on Sunday, The Herald and the Scottish Daily Express.

“One of Professor Elder’s campaigns during her time with the Scotland on Sunday resulted in the ‘sardine specials’; the overcrowded old trains running from Aberdeen to Glasgow being replaced in 2000 with