The Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant is Her Majesty's personal representative in Banffshire with the overall duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown. 

The Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire is Mr Andrew Simpson. He was appointed to this role by Her Majesty The Queen on 4th August 2019.

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The main duties of the Lord-Lieutenant are to:

  • organise and escort all official royal visits to the county of Banffshire

  • present decorations when the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture

  • present The Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service, Enterprise and Export and Technology

  • present The Queen’s Scout and Guide awards

  • represent The Queen at Citizenship ceremonies within Banffshire

  • participate in civic, voluntary and social activities within Banffshire and liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces​

  • brief the Queen’s private office about

    • local issues relating to Banffshire

    • nominations for Honours and The Queens' Awards

    • recommendations for invitation to Her Majesty's Garden Party held each summer at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh

  • visit Banffshire residents on the occasion of:

    • 100th birthday, 105th birthday and every birthday thereafter

    • 60th (Diamond), 65th (Blue Sapphire) and 70th (Platinum) Wedding Anniversaries and every year thereafter

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