Duties of a Lord-Lieutenant
The Lord-Lieutenant carries out a wide variety of duties, working closely with voluntary services, charities and local businesses.
The main duties of the Lord-Lieutenant include:
- arranging visits by members of the Royal family and escorting Royal visitors
- ensuring that the monarch's Private Office is kept informed about local issues relating to their area, particularly when a Royal visit is being planned
- making nominations for honours and awards
- presenting a royal greeting from the monarch to those celebrating a 100th Birthday or 60th (Diamond) Wedding Anniversary
- recommending those to be invited to the Royal Garden Party held each year at The Palace of Holyroodhouse
- participating in civic, voluntary and social activities within the Lieutenancy and liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces
The Lord-Lieutenant is supported by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants that he or she appoints. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant takes over when the Lord-Lieutenant is abroad, ill, or otherwise unavailable.
Lord-Lieutenant for the area of Berwickshire is Jeanna Swan. You can contact her through the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Louise McGeoch.
Lord-Lieutenant: Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
The Lord-Lieutenant for the areas of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale is The Duke of Buccleuch, Richard Scott. You can contact him through the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Jenny Wilkinson.
The Lord-Lieutenant for the area of Tweeddale is Professor Sir Hew Strachan. You can contact him through the Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Louise McGeoch.