The first Lady Chieftain since 1974 has been chosen for this year's Inverkeithing Highland Games.

Dalgety Bay woman Cath Chorley has been described as a pillar of the community and even took early retirement from the Civil Service just to focus on her voluntary posts.

This has included working with The Prince's Trust, Dunfermline Advocacy and Inverkeithing Food Bank, but her main interest is rotary where she just finished a term as president of the Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay Rotary Club.

When asked on how she felt being chosen for the role, she said: "It is an honour to be asked and to be the second woman ever to be chieftain of the Inverkeithing Games. I am really looking forward to it."

In the past Cath has also been Rotary District Governor, looking after nearly 90 clubs across the north and east of Scotland.

Hank John, Inverkeithing Highland Games committee member and former chieftain, said: "Cath is very community minded and works tirelessly in the area. She is a very supportive and a selfless person.

"It's a great privilege she's agreed to do the role and she'll be fantastic."

The last Lady Chieftain of the games was 43 years ago when Jean Armit, who was also provost, took on the role.

Her family, all the way down to her great-grandchildren, have been heavily involved ever since and have sat on the committee.

Hank added: "Games have taken place here since 1652 and have only been interrupted in the war years. The clans gathered to show their strength and it was overseen by a chieftain, so Cath will host the day and will be meeting visitors all day from all over the world.

"She will also take the salute from the pipe band.

"The plans for the day are so far so good! We have a terrific committee who are very experienced so they know exactly how to work out any problems!"