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 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 Mr Hugh Currie of Greenock.
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 OBE, Pollokshields
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 OBE, Clarkston
Rev Alan Birss, Paisley
Mrs Lynne Jamieson, Mearnskirk
Mr Mark Crichton Maitland, Houston
Mrs Donna McMillan, Paisley
Prof Gordon Masterton OBE, Bridge of Weir
Miss Sandra MacDougall, Greenock
You can contact the Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and any of the Deputies using our contact details