The historian and archaeologist turned into confirmed within the role on the national consider for Scotland’s annual wellknown assembly in Dundee.
Mr Oliver takes over from Lord Lindsay who has held the placement in view that 2012.
The broadcaster qualified as an archaeologist in 1988 and has provided programmes for the BBC and Channel four. He has additionally written numerous books.
The countrywide trust for Scotland’s AGM took in Caird hall. The meeting also addressed the problem of a way to appeal to more younger people to have interaction with heritage and review the charity’s performance over the last 12 months.
Chairman Sir Moir Lockhead said: “Neil has championed Scotland and its heritage at some stage in his profession – unearthing new insights into its testimonies, sharing our beautiful scenery and charming audiences all around the international.
national believe for Scotland appoints Neil Oliver as president
“we are very excited about the power, enthusiasm and possibilities for greater engagement that he’s going to bring to our charity as we work to defend Scotland’s background, and percentage and have fun all that we need to offer with extra people.”
Sir Moir offered a formal thank you to Lord Lindsay on the meeting, paying tribute to his “big contribution” to the agree with.
speakme in advance of the meeting in Dundee, Mr Oliver stated: “The national consider for Scotland protects a lot of what makes Scotland special.
“over time i have dug up a number of its locations, visited many extra and been completely inspired via all of it. I can not wait to get more involved and i’ll be encouraging others to do the identical.”