A former nun and prisons inspector has been made Scotland's first woman bishop at a ceremony in Argyll.

The Rev Helen Hamilton was made a bishop of the Open Episcopal Church yesterday at St Conan's Church, Lochawe, Dalmally.

Rev Hamilton, 63, from Essex, a former deputy prisons governor and prisons inspector, who spent 12 years as an Anglican nun, said: "It's very exciting for me. It feels like the culmination of my vocation."