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The Lord-Lieutenant

The Lord-Lieutenant is His Majesty King Charles III 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 Queen Elizabeth II on 4th August 2019.

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 King's Awards for Voluntary Service, Enterprise and Export and Technology

  • present The Queen’s Scout and Guide awards (please note these names have not been changed as yet)

  • represent The King at Citizenship ceremonies within Banffshire

  • promote the historic county of Banffshire and celebrate success and achievements; participate in civic, voluntary and social activities within Banffshire (please contact the Lord-Lieutenant if you would like to invite him or one of the Lieutenancy team to your community, group or event)

  • liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces​

  • brief The King's private office about

    • local issues relating to Banffshire

    • nominations for Honours and The King's Awards (please contact the Lord-Lieutenant if you know someone, or a group, who could be nominated for an Honour or Award)

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

  • visit Banffshire residents on the occasion of:

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