Northern Ireland dentist wins top award in Scotland
A Northern Ireland dentist now living in Scotland, who also volunteers on a lifeboat crew, has been awarded a major accolade by her profession.
Jane Patterson, who is originally from Ballynahinch, has been named Scotland's Young Dentist of the Year.
Since graduating in 2012, Ms Patterson has worked at the Torwood practice, operated by Clyde Munro Dental Group, in Inverness.
She collected the Young Clinician of The Year award at Scottish Dental Awards held in Glasgow.
"I couldn't believe it when my name was read out," said the Co Down native.
Ms Patterson, who is studying for a master's degree in restorative dentistry, also finds time to volunteer on the RNLI's Kessock Lifeboat as part of a 16-strong volunteer crew, supported by 10 onshore volunteers.