The Queen has appointed well-known history professor, Sir Hew Strachan, as the new Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale.
Sir Hew will succeed Captain Sir David Younger KCVO, who retires on 20 May 2014.
The Chichele Professor of the History of War, Sir Hew is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and has served as a Deputy Lieutenant of Tweeddale since 2006.
He is also an accomplished author and historian, and currently serves on both the Prime Minister’s and Scottish Committees for the Commemoration of the First World War.
Sir Hew lives at the family farm of Glenhighton, near Broughton, in Tweeddale, and was Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow from 1992 to 2000.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Historical Society, and was knighted in the 2013 New Year Honours for his services to the Ministry of Defence.
Sir David, who was commissioned into the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in 1959 and was a co-founder of Broughton Brewery, has been Lord Lieutenant since 1994.