By Tom Murray /
October 04, 2018

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Meet 24-year-old Linzi McLelland, who recently won Miss Scotland 2018 then went straight back to work as a flight attendant for Emirates airlines.

McLelland beat out 11 other contestants to win the coveted crown in Glasgow this June. She had previously competed unsuccessfully in 2014.

This week, the Dubai-based airline launched flights to Edinburgh — and McLelland has been at the forefront of their PR campaign.

Flights between Dubai and Edinburgh are now scheduled for one a day for the rest of the year, according to Emirates Woman.

McLelland has lived in Dubai for the last two years, but told Scottish press she is glad to be back in her homeland as the country's new poster girl.

"Being Miss Scotland is not just about outer beauty, it's about inner beauty too, and what you can do for others," she said.

"I also travel the world in my job and see how beautiful Scotland is."

The flight attendant regularly posts pictures of her travels on Instagram, even though much of her time is now spent on Emirates' Promotions Team. Here she is in Monaco...

...and Paris.

She recently climbed Ben Nevis in Scotland in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health. She's also a Suicide Awareness Ambassador, according to her Instagram bio.

Alongside her day job at Emirates, McLelland is competing in the Miss World grand final held in China later this year.

McLelland is not the only notable member of staff Emirates has onboard.

Last week the airline announced that a female member of the UAE royal family had flown passengers to Italy.