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100 years on from the end of the Great War

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh was in Dingwall in front of the war memorial as the clock on the Town Hall chimed eleven to take the salute in memory of the fallen in the Great War 1914 - 18, exactly 100 years on from the armistice of 1918.

The largest crowd for a very long time was present to mark the occasion.

The act of remembrance was followed by a non denominational service at the Free Church.

100 years on from the end of the Great War

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 19/11/2018

Russian Convoys Remembrance with David Craig at Cove

On Saturday 10 November Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh attended her final official act of remembrance at Cove, commemorating those who died on the Arctic Convoys.

There is now only one Arctic Convoy veteran able to attend, David Craig, and Mrs Bowen was honoured to be photographed with him at the Memorial.

The act of remembrance was as moving as ever and attended by a large section of the Loch Ewe community, who have taken this memorial as their own.

Russian Convoys Remembrance with David Craig at Cove

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 13/11/2018

Remembrance at Poolewe

On Saturday 10 November Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, attended Poolewe to join in act of remembrance.

Remembrance at Poolewe

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 11/11/2018

Lord Lieutenant is invested with her CVO

On Wednesday 7 November Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh was invested as a Commander of the Victorian Order by Prince William the Duke of Cambridge.

Lord Lieutenant is invested with her CVO

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 11/11/2018

Peter Angus BEM

On Saturday 1 September was in Dingwall to invest Peter Angus with his well deserved BEM.

In front of a large crowd in front of the Town Hall she said the following:

This is a very special occasion. We have Peter Angus on stage, the centre of attention for once, rather than melting into the background!

I am delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and applaud the unstinting contribution that Peter Angus has made to the Community of Dingwall, for MANY years.

We are gathered to celebrate at least 52 years of dedicated voluntary service to the community.

Peter has been involved, and continues to be involved, in various roles in almost everything that happens in Dingwall. In no particular order:

The Gala, past and present,
The Dingwall Highland Games
Santa in the street,
The fire Brigade Club,
Highland Fling
Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner
Rotary Club
Seaforth Association
Hospital visiting
Royal British Legion
Shop Mobility
And, he and Jennifer can always be seen collecting for some charity when needed
And, I am sure there are more that I have left out.

Speaking for myself, I particularly appreciate Peter’s skills with the sound systems that he sets up at every event, specifically the Remembrance Sunday parade at the War Memorial, and I know that he will do an excellent job this year, as always; we even had bugles last year! And, when I was very worried that I would fall off the tiny saluting platform I was given for annual Beating Retreat by the Army Cadets, Peter came up with a brilliant new one that even allows space for an officer to help with the Parade.

We all know the adage ‘Behind every successful man there is a woman telling him he is wrong’. That person for Peter is Jennifer, she is a huge support, so thank you to her too.

Peter, you are at the heartbeat of Dingwall our county town, you help this community in so many ways, and we all owe you our thanks and recognition for all you have done. As such, it gives me enormous pleasure on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to be able to invest you with the British Empire Medal. I congratulate you and thank you for ALL that you do for the community, and for your dedication and care for those around you.

Peter Angus BEM

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 05/09/2018

New Deputy Lieutenant appointed

Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh has appointed Andrew Townsend from Laide as a Deputy covering Wester Ross.

Mr Townsend’s family relocated to Dundee when he was 14, and his long association with Wester Ross began that year. However, work took him further afield to begin with, first with the Royal Miliary Police in Berlin and then with the Metropolitan Police in London. This was followed by further spell in the West Midlands before his childhood dream was realised: a return to Wester Ross, which he was able to achieve in 2012.

Mr Townsend is married to Debra, amother police officer who retrained to become a professional Counsellor, and they have two children, both at university following their time at Gairloch High School.

Andrew and Debra run the Laide Post Office, General Stores and Filling Station and, following the closure of the Dundonnel Post Office, provide an ‘outreach service’ to the communities there and at Scoraig. Furthermore, Andrew is an active member of the Mountain Bothies Association with a particular responsibility for Shenavall in the heart of the Fisherfield Forest.

Mr Townsend said: ‘Understanding the fragility of the local economy and the resultant exodus of young people from the area I’m committed to providing year round employment opportunities. As such, I actively support apprenticeship places to provide meaningful training for young people wanting to stay in the area’.

New Deputy Lieutenant appointed

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Posted by the Lieutenancy on 05/09/18

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