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New Depute Lieutenant

HM Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute, Patrick Stewart MBE WS, has appointed a new depute lieutenant for Dunoon and East Cowal.

The appointment follows the retirement of previous depute,, Mrs Morag Smith DL.

Mrs Smith had served as Depute Lieutenant for the area for eight years.

The Very Rev Andrew Swift, the local Scottish Episcopal Rector and Dean of [the] Diocese has now been commissioned in this role.

Dean Swift, who is also the Rector of St Paul’s Church in Rothesay, is involved in many other community and voluntary activities in the area.

Patrick said: “Morag has been a great support and help to the Lieutenancy in the Dunoon and East Cowal area, and I believe that Andrew will be able to continue and build upon this tradition of service in the local community.”

The Lord Lieutenant is appointed to represent the Sovereign in his or her Lieutenancy.

Depute Lieutenants represent the Lord Lieutenant on occasions when he or she is unable to attend personally.

The Lord Lieutenant’s duties include arranging and hosting royal visits, presenting honours and awards, involvement with the military, whether regular, reserve or cadets, and encouraging the nomination of honours and awards.

The Lord Lieutenant and his deputes are also keen to be involved in the celebration of centenaries and diamond wedding anniversaries.

The Lieutenancy can assist in an application to Buckingham Palace to request the sending of a congratulatory message by Her Majesty The Queen.

The Lord Lieutenant and his deputes are also very willing to attend any celebration to convey greetings of Her Majesty.

For more information contact the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Campbell Read. E-mail campbell@lliab.org.uk

(published Friday 12 August 2016)

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