First Quarter Report

Date: 12/04/2018

Report of the Lord Lieutenant of Renfrewshire on his activities during the period January to March 2018

Renfrewshire Lieutenancy
Report of the Quarter ending 31st March 2018.

The last quarter has been difficult with a number of scheduled events which had to be cancelled/postponed due to the severe weather conditions, mainly caused by snow.

Deputy Lieutenants

One DL retired during the period. There are currently 23 DLs to cover the following areas:-

East Renfrewshire (7)  Renfrewshire  (10)  Inverclyde (6)


East Renfrewshire 92,380
Renfrewshire 174,230
Inverclyde 79,860

Royal Visit

HRH The Princess Royal visited Mearns McCaskie Butchers, (Award winning Butchers) of Wemyss Bay and opened their new meat processing facility. This was a highly successful and enjoyable occasion.

Royal Telegrams

Royal Messages of Congratulations were received as follows:-

100th Birthdays (2)  105th Birthday  (1)  Diamond Weddings(9)

DLs visited 10 of the above celebrants.


A note of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Diary from January to March 2018 is as follows:-

9th January AM Recce for visit of HRH The Princess Royal – Wemyss Bay
9th January PM Interview Greenock Telegraph
17th January AM Meeting Inverclyde Council - Greenock
23rd January PM Holocaust Memorial Evening – St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock
25th January AM Further Royal Recce Mearns McCaskie – Wemyss Bay
1st February AM Installation New Resident Sheriff of Greenock
2nd February AM Installation of New Sheriff of Paisley
9th February AM Liaison Meeting East Renfrewshire Council
9th February AM Royal Garden Party Meeting – Clerk of the Lieutenancy
18th February AM/PM Annual Inspection of Boats RWSBC - Greenock
21st February AM Royal Visit HRH The Princess Royal – Wemyss Bay
25th February PM Scout Foundation Day Service - Inchinnan
26th February PM Liaison Meeting – Renfrewshire Council - Paisley
27th February AM/PM Royal Recce, West College Scotland – Paisley
Peak Scientific – Inchinnan, Accord Hospice – Paisley, Royal War Blinded - Paisley
7th March AM Pre AGM Meeting SSAFA – Bridge of Weir
7th March PM Queen’s Scout Awards – Inverkip Scouts
9th March PM Queen’s Scout Awards – 32nd Greenock District
11th March AM Army Cadet Force ECM – Ayr
12th March AM Commonwealth Flag Raising – East Renfrewshire
13th March AM SSAFA AGM - Kilbarchan
15th March PM Reception for Retiring Chairman of RFCA - Glasgow
16th March AM Meeting HQ RFCA - Glasgow
19th March PM Linstone Housing 20 years celebration – Paisley Town Hall
22nd March PM RFCA Annual Meeting – Army Reserve Centre – Carmyle, Glasgow
23rd March AM Meeting Vice Lord-Lieutenant - Inverkip
23rd March PM Scots Guards Annual Dinner – Partick Burgh Hall
27th March PM St Columba’s Junior School
28th March AM Recce for Royal Visit – Glenpark Early Learning School - Greenock
29th March AM Royal Recce HRH The Duke of Gloucester – Paisley
(7 further engagements were postponed due to inclement weather)