Renfrewshire Lieutenancy Profiles

Guy Clark, Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire (incorporating Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire)


HM The Queen appointed Mr Guy Clark as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Renfrewshire in 2007 on the retiral of Mr Cameron Parker, Mr Clark’s predecessor.

His Grandfather Sir Walter Guy Shaw Stewart was Lord-Lieutenant of Renfrewshire from 1950 to 1967.
Mr Clark was born in 1944 and was educated at Sunningdale School (Preparatory ) and Eton College.

Thereafter he was Commissioned into the Coldstream Guards where he served from 1962-1967.  In 1966 he was temporary ADC to HRH The Duke of Gloucester and also was ADC to the Chief of CENTO.  He also served as ADC to the Chief Marshall at the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill in 1966.

In 1967 he married Brighid and worked in Merchant Banking in South Africa before returning to Renfrewshire in 1972 with his family.
He has served on the Executive Committee of Erskine Hospital for ex servicemen, has been a JP for 26 years and has served for 10 years as Vice Chairman of the Justice of the Peace Advisory Committee for Inverclyde and West Renfrewshire.  He is Patron of the local Army Cadet Force and holds a number of other Honorary positions.

As Lord-Lieutenant, he is responsible for arrangements for Royal Visits to the area, and represents Her Majesty when called to do so. He is closely associated with the West Lowland Army Cadet Force and the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.  Mr Clark also takes an interest in all aspects of life in his area, including education, commerce, industry, the Armed Forces and voluntary organisations.

The Lieutenancy established in 1794 comprises a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and up to twenty-six Deputy Lieutenants who live in various parts of the old county of Renfrewshire.


Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants are commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the First Minister that the Queen does not disapprove the appointment.  A Vice Lord-Lieutenant is commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant from among their number.  The current holder of this office is Colonel Peter McCarthy of Kilmacolm.

The function of Deputy Lieutenants is to assist in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord-Lieutenant.  They also provide local knowledge for the Lord-Lieutenant in a part of the community they know well.

The normal retirement age for Deputy Lieutenants is 75. When Deputy Lieutenants are asked to stand in for the Lord-Lieutenant, they are representing HM The Queen.

In addition to the Vice Lord-Lieutenant there are the following Deputy Lieutenants:

  • Baroness Goldie of  Bishopton
  • Dr Peter Semple, Inverkip
  • Mr David MacLellan, Kilbarchan
  • Mr Alastair MacMillan, Port Glasgow
  • Mr Alan Dunnet, Greenock
  • Mr David Girdwood, Bridge of Weir
  • Brigadier Alistair Macmillan, Johnstone
  • Mr Jonathan Muirhead, Pollokshields
  • Mr Jack Perry, Newton Mearns
  • Prof Alexander Stoddart, Paisley
  • Mrs Sara Bishop, Kilbarchan
  • Mrs Beverley Craig, Newton Mearns
  • Mr Hugh Currie, Greenock
  • Rev Alan Sorensen, Greenock
  • Dr Iain Findlay, Bridge of Weir
  • Mr Kenneth Ross, Clarkston
  • Rev Alan Birss, Paisley
  • Mrs Lynne Jamieson, Mearnskirk
  • Mr Mark Crichton Maitland, Houston
  • Mrs Donna McMillan, Paisley
  • Prof Gordon Masterton, Bridge of Weir

You can contact the Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and any of the Deputies using our contact form.

Clerk to the Lieutenancy

The Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Renfrewshire is Mrs Linda Hutchison.

The Lieutenancy Office gives administrative support to the Lord-Lieutenant and offers guidance and advice on the organisation of and protocol for Royal Visits, the honours nomination procedures, Royal Garden Parties, anniversary messages from the Queen, ceremonial and special events.

Please contact:

Mrs Linda Hutchison
East Renfrewshire Council HQ
Eastwood Park
Rouken Glen Road
East Renfrewshire
G46 6UG

Tel Number: 0141 577 8388 / 3143