HM The King appoints a personal representative to assist him, and members of the Royal Family, in each county or geographical area across the UK. That appointed representative is called the Lord-Lieutenant, and here in East Lothian that person is Roderick Urquhart, who became Lord-Lieutenant on 15 March 2021.
He is assisted by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Patrick Gammell and seven other Deputy Lieutenants, and by his Clerk, who is the Chief Executive of East Lothian Council. Together they make up The East Lothian Lieutenancy.
As well as representing and assisting HM The King and members of the Royal Family in a wide variety of ways, the Lieutenancy also helps to promote a good atmosphere and a spirit of cooperation within East Lothian. It has strong and good relations with East Lothian Council, and close links with the armed forces, especially locally based cadet forces.
However, the Lieutenancy has another important role to play in East Lothian, and that is to offer help and assistance to the citizens, charities, other voluntary organisations and businesses across the county. This website aims to show you how the Lieutenancy can help and assist, and includes information on:
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