Rev David Macleod is set to become the first minister of the recently formed North Harris Free Church after accepting a call last night.

The Western Isles Presbytery met in Tarbert to discuss the issue, and the congregation unanimously agreed that Mr Macleod should become minister-elect.

The 40-year-old accepted the call on the spot. 

Details for the induction are expected to be confirmed by the Western Isles Presbytery when it meets in Stornoway next week, and will be announced in due course. 

Mr Macleod joined the Free Church at last October’s Commission of Assembly after leaving the Church of Scotland, and has been providing pulpit supply for North Harris Free Church since the beginning of December.

North Harris interim moderator Rev Dr Iain D Campbell said: “We are all delighted for the congregation of North Harris to be getting a new minister, and also for the Western Isles Presbytery to be getting a new member."

Before being called to the ministry, David was a surveyor and spent 10 years working in Inverness.

After completing his training at Aberdeen University, he was called to Lochcarron, where he ministered until September 2014. 

He is married to Mairi, and has three young daughters, Anna (9), Grace (6), and Lois (3).