Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants

Vice Lord-Lieutenant

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant stands down when a new Lord-Lieutenant is appointed. This allows the Vice Lord-Lieutenant to stand in the Lord-Lieutenant's place in the event of a vacancy in the office. The new Lord-Lieutenant is free to re-appoint the previous Vice Lord-Lieutenant or propose a new Vice Lord-Lieutenant.

The present Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty, (incorporating Skye and Lochalsh) is Commander W.L.T. Peppe OBE, RN

Deputy Lieutenants

Deputy Lieutenants are commissioned by the Lord-Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the First Minister that the Queen does not disapprove the appointment.

The function of Deputy Lieutenant is to assist in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord-Lieutenant. Also they 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.
Due to the geographical size of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh, Deputy Lieutenants are appointed to represent a loosely defined area of the Lieutenancy. In addition to the Lord and Vice Lord-Lieutenant there are 12 deputies:

Mrs Sarah (Sally) Cartwright, MBE (3)
Mrs Irene Dewing (4)
Mrs Sara Grant (5)
Mr Donald Kennedy (6)
Lady Elizabeth Leslie Melville (7)
Mrs Jean Lindsay (8)
Mr David Lockett (9)
The Right Hon Lord MacDonald of MacDonald (10)
Mr John Mackenzie of Gairloch (11)
Mr Ewen Mackinnon (12)
Mr Andrew Matheson (13)
Mrs Annie Stewart (14)

You can contact the Lord-Lieutenant, Vice Lord-Lieutenant and any of the Deputies. Click on the name in the list above or the corresponding number in the map below. You will be taken to a page with a form which will send an email directly to them.

The Lord-Lieutenant is number 1 on the map.The Vice Lord-Lieutenant is number 2.

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