A PHOTOGRAPHER who has taken pictures of global stars such as Sir Paul McCartney and Sophia Loren has been awarded an honorary degree by his former university.
David Eustace says he is "humbled and thrilled" to receive an honorary doctorate of arts from Edinburgh Napier University.
The photographer, who grew up in the east end of Glasgow and once worked as a prison officer at the city's Barlinnie jail, graduated in photography from the university in 1992 as a mature student.
Mr Eustace, whose work has graced the pages of magazines Vogue and GQ, picked up his award at a ceremony at Edinburgh's Usher Hall.
He said he has fond memories of his time at the university.
"I'm genuinely humbled and thrilled to receive my honorary doctorate from Edinburgh Napier," he said.
"It means a great deal to me and is also very satisfying when such an institution recognises one's hard work, commitment and effort after leaving study."
Also being honoured today is Jim Mather, a former enterprise minister in the SNP Government who stood down as an MSP at the last election.
Mr Mather is to receive an honorary doctorate of science.
He said: "This honorary degree is much appreciated because it comes from an institution which engaged with me very constructively when I was a minister and which shared my belief that Scotland could get its act together and help to teach the world."
Around 1000 students are graduating from the university in ceremonies this month.
University principal Professor Dame Joan Stringer said: "The achievements of all our November honorary graduates demonstrate the value of hard work, dedication and perseverance and are an inspiration to our students."