Lieutenancy areas of Scotland

Lieutenancy areas of Scotland

The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lord-lieutenants, the monarch's representatives, in Scotland. They are different from the local government council areas, the committee areas, the sheriffdoms, the registration counties, the former regions and districts, the former counties of Scotland, and the various other subdivisions of Scotland.

The Lord Provosts of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow also act "ex officio" as lord-lieutenants. This is a unique right in the United Kingdom: all other lord-lieutenants are appointed by the monarch, rather than being elected politicians.

Lieutenancy areas of Scotland

#Argyll and Bute
#Ayrshire and Arran
#East Lothian
  1. Midlothian
  2. Moray
  3. Nairn
  4. Perth and Kinross
  5. Renfrewshire
  6. Ross and Cromarty
  7. Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
  8. Stirling and Falkirk
  9. Sutherland
  10. The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
  11. Tweeddale
  12. West Lothian
  13. Western Isles
  14. Wigtown
Not shown:
* Orkney
* Shetland

Definition of the areas

Each Lord-Lieutenant of a county holding office immediately prior to May 16 1975 was appointed to a region or part of a region as follows:


* The Lord-Lieutenants Order 1975 1975 No. 428
* [ The Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996, Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 731 (S.83).]

ee also

*Subdivisions of Scotland
*List of burghs in Scotland
*List of places in Scotland

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