Kate Forbes MSP today (28 February 2019) welcomed the appointment of Boyd Robertson as the new interim chair of the NHS Highland board.
Mr Robertson, who retired as Principal of Skye’s Gaelic college Sabhal Mor Ostaig last summer, takes over on a temporary basis from David Alston – who had been chair since April 2016.
The MSP for Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch said the new leadership marked “an important day for NHS Highland”.
Kate Forbes MSP said: “This is an important day for NHS Highland, with new leadership at the helm.
“I am grateful to David Alston for his service to Highland communities and wish him well for the future.
“It’s exciting to welcome Boyd Robertson to this post on an interim basis, as he brings with him extensive experience of working, living and serving in the Highlands. I look forward to working with him.
“Over the last few years, there have been a number of challenges in the Highlands including Skye hospital, Raasay and Glenelg.
“I hope that new leadership at the top signifies a change of direction in engaging with, listening to and delivering for the communities I represent.”