A Glasgow priest is set to take on a new role in a Scottish town.

Father McKenzie - who is the Administrator of St Andrew's Cathedral in the city - has been appointed the new Bishop of Dunkeld.

The 59-year-old will succeed Bishop Stephen Robson and Bishop-elect Martin Chambers.

Announcing the news, Archbishop Nolan of the Archdiocese of Glasgow said he was delighted while saying Glasgow's loss of Canon McKenzie is Dunkeld's gain.

He said: “May I congratulate Fr Andrew McKenzie on his appointment as Bishop and may I also congratulate Dunkeld Diocese who now acquire a fine priest as their leader and guide.

“In his 36 years of priestly service, the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the wider Church in Scotland have benefited from his talent, his commitment, his perseverance, and the high standards he has set in a variety of ministries.

“He has shown care for parishioners and care for his fellow priests, with a devotion also to the worthy celebration of the liturgy and the praise and worship of God.”

The new Bishop holds a degree from St John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota.

He has worked in seminary formation, as National Director of Priests for Scotland and with the National Liturgy Commission and has wide pastoral experience including time as Parish Priest at St Joseph’s Tollcross and St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Meanwhile, he has also recently been co-ordinating the programme of discernment of pastoral provision in the Archdiocese of Glasgow.