Renowned North-east percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie is to receive an honorary degree from one of the world’s top music and drama schools.
Dame Evelyn will be made a doctor of music on July 4 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
She will join two other stars Darcey Bussell CBE and Professor Micheal O Suilleabhain, who will receive awards on the day.
The institution – which marks its 170th anniversary this year – is one of the world’s top three performing arts institutions.
Dame Evelyn, who grew up on a farm near Methlick, has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12 and learned to “listen” to music via vibrations through parts of her body. Despite the disadvantages she faced, her unique talent won her a place at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London.
She later became the world’s first professional solo percussionist.
The 51-year-old musician was made an OBE in 1993.