The Chapel Royal in Scotland has four new members.
During an evening service at Corstorphine Old Parish Church in Edinburgh on Thursday, Reverend Dr Grant Barclay, Reverend Moira McDonald, Reverend Dr Marjory MacLean and Reverend Professor John Swinton FRSE FBA were all installed as Chaplains in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.
Members of the Chapel Royal take part in formal state occasions and conduct services at significant national events.
Chaplains might also serve HM the Queen as her personal spiritual advisers when she is in Scotland.
There are 10 chaplains to the Queen in Scotland and each normally holds office until the age of 70.
The service, attended by congregation members included a rousing rendition of God Save the Queen and concluded with music composed for Corstorphine Old’s minister Rev Moira McDonald by Dr Archibald Ewing.
All chaplains are all personally chosen by the Queen and are people in whom she has placed her trust.