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NHS Highland board chairman announced by Scottish Government's cabinet secretary for health and sport, Jeane Freeman

By Philip Murray

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Professor Boyd Robertson.
Professor Boyd Robertson.

THE interim chairman of NHS Highland has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis, Scottish ministers have confirmed.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, today announced that Professor Boyd Robertson has been appointed chairman of the board.

He has been interim chairman since February, and took up the post on a formal basis on December 1.

"Professor Robertson has a wealth of experience in education and the public sector," said a spokesman.

"His services to education were recognised by the award of an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and his services to Gaelic by the Gaelic Ambassador accolade bestowed by the Scottish Government and An Comunn Gàidhealach in 2015.

"He was made a Fellow of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies in 2012.

Professor Robertson’s appointment will be for four years and will end on November 30, 2023.

This appointment is part-time and attracts an annual salary of £31,772 for a time commitment of three days per week. Professor Robertson does not hold any other public appointments.

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