Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court, the Scottish Ministers have announced.
Ministers also appointed Sheriff MacLeod as President of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, on the recommendation of the Lord President of the Court of Session.
He succeeds Lord McGhie, who is retiring from both positions.
First Minister Alex Salmond nominated Sheriff MacLeod for appointment as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court on the basis of the recommendation by the independent Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland.
Sheriff Roderick John MacLeod QC graduated with an LLB Hons from the University of Edinburgh in 1975.
He became a solicitor in 1979, an Advocate in 1994, was appointed as a Sheriff in 2000 and as a QC in 2013.
He has been the Deputy Chair of the Scottish Land Court since 2006.