But on the eve of leading his country for the first time in a Six Nations tournament the 27-timed capped lock knows that his position as captain doesn't mean he can afford a drop in performance with Scotland winning five of their last six games ahead of facing France on February 5.
And Kellock is determined to repay Robinson's faith in him and is honoured to lead his country in a tournament they last won in 1999 when it was the Five Nations.
"I am really looking forward to running out against France to start our Six Nations this year as captain as it is a role I do enjoy and I honestly believe it adds to my game," Kellock said, speaking at the RBS 6 Nations launch at the Hurlingham Club.
"And I will be looking to lead by example throughout the tournament and hopefully lead Scotland to some success.
"I have to be playing well to get into the team let alone be selected as captain in the first place so I am not taking anything for granted.
"It was a great honour to captain Scotland in Argentina and we managed a couple of great results out there and now I can't wait to lead the team out against France."