FORMER Lord Provost Bob Winter shared the limelight with his grand-daughter yesterday in a real family affair.
He received an honorary doctorate from Strathclyde University on the day Eilidh Winter graduated in International Business and French from the same university.
Mr Winter and Eilidh, 22, took to the stage in the Barony Hall within minutes of each other as the university marked their hard work.
Mr Winter, 75, stepped down as Lord Provost of Glasgow in May after holding the top job for five years. He was the city's longest serving Provost since 1606.
Before becoming a city councillor, Mr Winter spent 42 years in social work in the city.
His final job was as director of social work for Strathclyde Region, one of the largest social work areas in Europe.
He has now been recognised both for his work as Provost and the years he spent as a public servant.
He already has an honorary doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University as well as the social work qualification he received in the 1960s and a diploma in public administration from Glasgow University.
Mr Winter said sharing his latest honour with Eilidh – one of his five grandchildren – made the day extra-special for him. He said: "It was a really nice surprise to find out she was graduating on the same day.
"She is my first grandchild to graduate which makes it special."
In the audience were Mr Winter's wife and former Lady Provost Sheena and their daughter Sara.
The proud dad said: "Sara is training at Yorkhill Hospital where she is working in a unit with very sick children.
"She is at the end of her second year of eight years' training to become a consultant paediatrician and I am very proud of her."
Mr Winter said he is enjoying spending more time with his family but misses the daily buzz of being Lord Provost.
He said: "I have been tying up some of the loose ends of the job of Lord Provost as people have been inviting me along so they can say farewell.
"In the meantime, I am taking time to think about what I will be doing after the summer.
"I will certainly keep myself engaged in aspects of public life and voluntary sector."