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Sir William Waters Butler Award


The winner is given £150 worth of books, with IBD bookplates inside noting the year and name of winner. The award is presented at the Scottish Section annual dinner.


Awarded to the best 3rd year student in Brewing & Distilling at ICBD Heriot Watt.

Further Details Regarding the Award

The original legacy was made by Sir William Waters Butler, and was bequeathed to the Institute on the death of Lady Butler (17th September 1950).

The Sir William Waters Butler's bequest originally provided for an annual prize to be awarded to an outstanding student at The School of Malting and Brewing, Birmingham University. With the demise of that Brewing School, the Institute obtained the agreement of the trustees to transfer the award to the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD) at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

The Sir William Waters Butler's Award provides for an annual prize to be awarded to the outstanding/best student of the year at ICBD. The prize takes the form of books, which are selected by the recipient and awarded by the Institute of behalf of the Trustees of the Bequest. The prize winner is presented with their books (complete with bookplates), at the Scottish Section Annual Dinner, where the winner is a guest.

The parameters of the award are that the 'outstanding/best' student is the student with the best all round marks in the 3rd year.