Dr Bruce Durie, who heads the Genealogical, Heraldic and Palaeographic Studies postgraduate programme at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, has been awarded the Fellowship of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS), now in its 75th year.
Since the Society's foundation in 1936, only 82 such Fellowships have ever been awarded. In 2011, exceptionally, two Fellowships were awarded - the other to the President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, in recognition of her ‘bridge building’ work amongst the peoples and communities of Ireland and its Diaspora.
A long-standing interest in Irish genealogy led Bruce to agree in 2006 to take on the editorship of the Society's scholarly and learned journal The Irish Genealogist, which has been published every year since 1937.
IGRS Chairman, Steven Smyrl, said "We have elected the Editor of the Society’s journal, Dr. Bruce Durie, as a Fellow of the Society and in doing so we recognised the invaluable service he has given to the Society in editing The Irish Genealogist over the past five years and, more importantly, maintaining its high and internationally renowned academic standards."
Amongst his other interests and commitments Bruce is a committee member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, Chair of the Ancestral Tourism Steering Group for Scotland and sennachid to the Chief of the Name and Arms of Durie.
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