Inverness’s top police officer has retired after a lengthy and exemplary police career.
The force said a fond farewell to Chief Inspector Colin Gough, Area Commander for Inverness.
Chief Superintendent George Macdonald said: “Colin has been a loyal servant to the communities of the Highland and Islands in many different roles. In particular, his commitment to building lasting and positive relationships with our partners has been held in extremely high regard, and I know that he will be a missed face among friends, colleagues and the public.
“I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone within the division when I wish him all the very best for his next chapter in life.”
A presentation was made to CI Gough earlier this week by Provost Helen Carmichael to thank him for his service to the area.
The chief inspector was based at Burnett Road Police Station. His responsibilities included performance management, response policing, community engagement, partnership working and the daily management of personnel.
The Command Area includes outlying areas such as Beauly, Culloden and Fort Augustus.