A new traffic commissioner for Scotland has been appointed by transport secretary Chris Grayling.
Claire Gilmore (pictured) is a lawyer as well as a qualified engineer and is currently the senior investigating officer in the office of the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
She will take up her new post following the retirement of Joan Aitken in February 2019.
Traffic commissioners are responsible for the licensing and regulation of bus, coach and goods vehicle operators, and registration of local bus services.
They can also call operators to a public inquiry to examine concerns about vehicle and driver safety and deal with professional drivers at conduct hearings.
In Scotland, the traffic commissioner has a number of additional responsibilities, including for taxi fare scale appeals.