Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Of The Stewartry Sir Malcolm Ross Retires

Lieutenant Colonel Sir Malcolm Ross retires from his position as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright on Friday 26 October 2018.

Sir Malcolm succeeded Lieutenant General Sir Norman Arthur as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in March 2006. He was previously Deputy Lieutenant.

Sir Malcolm has played a key role in a number of royal visits and high profile events, including the recent official opening of the Kirkcudbright Galleries in Kirkcudbright.

Sir Malcolm has demonstrated his dedication and commitment to both Queen and County by recognising and supporting the work of many voluntary organisations, including the Police, Fire Services and Armed Forces. He has maintained a close working relationship with the Council and has taken an active role in supporting the delivery of many community events during the past 12 years.

Councillor Rob Davidson, Depute Leader and Civic Head of Dumfries and Galloway Council, said: “It has been a privilege and honour to work with Sir Malcolm over the past few years, particularly on the recent visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to officially open the Kirkcudbright Galleries. I would like to thank him for all he has done as Lord Lieutenant to raise the profile of the Stewartry. I wish him a long and happy retirement.”
Sir Malcolm said: “It has been a great privilege to represent The Queen in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright for the past twelve years and to play a part in several of the activities and projects which have taken place during this time. I have enjoyed so much support, for which I am very grateful, and have been lucky to play a part in the life of this very special county”.

A tree planting and evening reception will take place on Friday, 26 October 2018 to mark Sir Malcolm’s retirement as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.


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