Dr Joseph Morrow QC, the Lord Lyon King of Arms, has been awarded an honorary degree from Edinburgh Napier University.

Responsible for presiding over heraldic and genealogical issues in Scotland, including all state ceremony, Dr Morrow has held his post since 2013. He has also been President of the Mental Health Tribunals in Scotland since 2005, and from 2010 to 2013 was President of the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland.

Dr Morrow played a key role in helping to establish Edinburgh Napier’s Centre for Mental Health & Incapacity Law, Rights and Policy. He gave an address at its launch in November 2013, and is committed to its ongoing work.

At a graduation ceremony in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.

Dr Morrow commented: "I am greatly honoured by the award of Honorary Doctorate of Laws from such an innovative university. I am proud to have been associated with the Centre for Mental Health & Incapacity Law, which is recognised as a centre of excellence. The new campus at Craiglockhart is a setting which really reflects a university which is going places."