Mary Isolen Fergusson


Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

1914-1997 - A trailblazing engineer, Mary (Molly) Isolen Fergusson was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1957. After studying engineering at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt College she forged a career with Edinburgh civil engineers Blyth-Blyth. Through her exceptional ability and commitment she rose to the rolw of Senior Partner. A member of the Women's Engineering Society, Mary Fergusson was an inspiration to the generations of young women. Her lifetime of achievement earned her an OBE in 1979 and the honorary degree of Doctor of Science at Heriot-Watt University in 1985.

William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they studied