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A Stornoway health professional currently working in Nottinghamshire has been appointed chief executive at NHS Highland.
Iain Stewart, who has a home on the Black Isle, takes the reins as NHS Highland battles with an expected deficit of nearly £20 million for 2018-19.
Mr Stewart will take up his post at the end of January and said: ‘Having lived in the Highlands for more than 40 years, with close ties to Argyll and the Scottish islands, the health and wellbeing of NHS Highland’s population is exceptionally important to me.
‘I am delighted to be appointed to this role and am looking forward to leading, innovating and improving health and social care services across the Highlands and Argyll and Bute.’