CLYDESDALE Bank's Linda Docherty has been appointed as the new chairwoman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

She takes over the post from Iain Malloch, from Lloyds Banking Group, who held the role since 2012.

Ms Docherty, the first woman to take the CML post, said: "It is an intriguing time for the industry in Scotland with consumer confidence returning and that is having a positive effect on our economy and also our housing market."

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