Prof Boyd Robertson confirmed as NHS Highland's new chairman
Academic and Gaelic ambassador Prof Boyd Robertson has been appointed NHS Highland's chairman on a permanent basis.
He has served in the role on an interim basis since February following the resignation of David Alston, a former Highland councillor.
Prof Robertson has received multiple awards for his services to education and Gaelic.
He is a former principal of Skye's Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Gaelic college.
NHS Highland covers a large area, including the Highlands, Skye and parts of Argyll.
Its hospitals include Raigmore in Inverness and the Belford in Fort William.
NHS Highland has faced a number of challenges this year.
Allegations of a "bullying culture" were investigated by a QC-led independent review, and the health board had to deal with a projected deficit of £19.9m in 2018/19.