Princess Royal has been announced as University Chancellor

The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will be the first chancellor of the new University of the Highlands and Islands, which has campuses in Stornoway and Benbecula.

The Princess Royal’s role as the head of the university will be ceremonial and ambassadorial, including conferring degrees at graduations.

She will be formally installed in the role next year, although a date has not been announced.

The new university officially came into being in August with several glittering ceremonies across the Highlands and Islands and has more than 8,000 students across the region.