The leader of a children’s charity in Moray has been appointed as the new Vice Lord Lieutenant for the region.
Nancy Robson has been chairwoman of Step by Step Moray since 2009, during which time it has supported 1,600 vulnerable families and 2,100 youngsters.
Yesterday it was announced that Mrs Robson would take up the position to succeed Jim Royan, who has stepped down after reaching the compulsory retirement age of 75 for the post.
Mrs Robson is also a former trustee and deputy chairwoman of Children 1st and remains active in the local Elgin fundraising group.
She previously worked in the food and health industries and held positions with Quality Meat Scotland, the Food Standards Agency and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and was made an OBE in 2012 for her service.
Lord Lieutenant Major General Seymour Monro said: “Nancy is a highly-respected member of our community and has already given so much to the people of Moray.
“With her experiences and skills she will be the ideal vice lord lieutenant at this time of health crisis and beyond.”
Mrs Robson, who was previously a deputy lieutenant, said: “Moray is an outstanding community where so many people give their time and talents to support their fellow citizens, young and old, in a wide range of endeavours.”
Mrs Robson lives in Elgin with her husband, Fraser.