There are three Lord-Lieutenants that cover the Aberdeenshire area. Aberdeenshire is represented by Sandy Manson, Banffshire by Andrew Simpson and Kincardineshire by Alastair Macphie.

The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and is Her Majesty's personal representative for their designated area. The primary role of the Lord-Lieutenant is to uphold the dignity of the Crown.

Other responsibilities include:

  • To organise official Royal visits - not just by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh but by any member of the Royal Family.
  • To ensure that the Queen's Private Office is kept informed about local issues relating to the area. In particular to make nominations for Honours and Queen's Awards and to recommend those for invitation to Her Majesty's Garden Party held each year at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
  • To participate in civic, voluntary and social activities and liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces.
  • To represent The Queen at Citizenship ceremonies.
  • To carry out other duties, such as the presentation of decorations (where the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture), The Queen's Awards for Export and Technology, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, The Queen's Award for Enterprise, The Queen's Scout and Queen's Guide awards.

The Lord-Lieutenant also presents messages of congratulations from Her Majesty The Queen to those celebrating their 100th birthday or 60th (diamond) wedding anniversary.

Contact details

Alexander P Manson
Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
Inverurie AB51 0DN
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

Andrew Simpson
Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire
C/o Clerk to the Lieutenancy
Chief Executive's Office
The Moray Council, High Street, Elgin
Moray IV30 1BX
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire.

Alastair Macphie
Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire
Glenbervie House
Kincardineshire, AB39 3YA
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire.