Deputy Lieutenants

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