Edward Snowden will today be inducted as rector at the University of Glasgow.

Snowden, fled America, via Hong Kong, in May last year having leaked evidence of ­extensive internet and phone surveillance by US intelligence, was named as the unverisity's new rector in February.

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He defeated the former champion cyclist Graeme Obree, the author Alan Bissett and the Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, who also stood for the post.

Here's our live coverage of the event from Bute Hall.