Newton Stewart soldier Neil McClelland has recently finished as Regimental Sergeant Major of 1st Battalion Scots Guards and has been promoted to Captain.
Thirty-nine-year old Neil, who joined the Scots Guards in January 1990, has now been commissioned into teh regiment and that will extend his servicefor another 10 years. He has served two tours of Afganistan.
Neil is based at Catterick Barracks with his wife Sara and daughters Iona and Mairi. He is the son of William and Iris McClelland and the brother of Audrey.