David Johnston QC of the Faculty of Advocates is one of 56 eminent individuals who have been newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Admitted to Faculty in 1992, Mr Johnston was Regius Professor of Civil Law, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ’s College from 1993 to 1999. He has been Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School, since 2000. He took silk in 2005, and has served as a Scottish Law Commissioner since January 2015. He is the author of the textbook Prescription and Limitation of Actions.

The new Fellows range from the arts, business, science and technology and academia, and include Lord Smith of Kelvin, Caroline Gardner (Auditor General for Scotland), Crawford Beveridge (chair of the Scottish Government's Council of Economic Advisers), and composeer and violinist Sally Beamish. The full list can be viewed by clicking here.