Rothesay resident Lyn Bulloch will be the chieftain of this year’s Bute Highland Games, the event organisers have announced.
Mr Bulloch, who represents the Queen on Bute in his role as a depute lieutenant for Argyll and Bute, will follow in the footsteps of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games chief executive David Grevemberg and Olympic curler Rhona Martin, chieftains in 2013 and 2012 respectively.
Games chairman Dan Edgar said the appointment of a ‘homespun’ chieftain reflected the status of 2014 as Scotland’s ‘Year of Homecoming’.
“I’m really very chuffed,” Mr Bulloch told The Buteman. “I’m aware of the many very eminent people who have been chieftain over the years so I was honoured to receive the invitation.”