Mrs Carol Kinghorn is the Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire and was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as her personal representative in the County of Kincardineshire.
The position of the Lord-Lieutenant is an honorary one and non-political. She organises official Royal visits to the county by any member of the Royal Family and ensures that the Royal Household is kept aware of local events and issues in Kincardineshire and in particular of any notable achievements by people in the county.
She liaises with local units of the Armed Services and Cadet Units and participates in many social and voluntary activities in the county.
The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for recommending awards to those meriting such and to ensure that those who have been outstanding in service are invited to Her Majesty’s Garden Parties at Holyrood Palace each summer. She also represents Her Majesty at Citizenship Ceremonies and presents Decorations and Queens Awards to Industry, Scout and Guide Awards and those for voluntary Service. She will also attend 100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding celebrations on behalf of The Queen.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire is assisted in her role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants. They also provide local knowledge to the Lord-Lieutenant for their own community areas.
Dr Andrew Orr, DL - St. Cyrus
The Viscount of Arbuthnott, DL - Arbuthnott
Mrs Fiona Burnett of Leys, DL - Banchory
Mrs Victoria d’Anyers Willis, DL - Fettercairn
Mrs Jennifer Macdonald, DL - Stonehaven
Mr Colin Champion, DL - Banchory
Mr Alastair Macphie, DL - Glenbervie
Mr Henry Irvine-Fortescue, DL - Maryculter
Clerk to the Lieutenancy:
Mr Gordon Ritchie - Stonehaven
Her Majesty The Queen will send a congratulatory message on the following occasions and these can be presented by the Lord-Lieutenant or one of the Deputy Lieutenants if the celebrant would wish a visit.
Wedding Anniversaries – The Queen sends messages for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and then every year thereafter.
Birthdays – The Queen sends messages for 100th and 105th birthdays and then every year thereafter.
How to Apply for Congratulatory Message – You may contact the Clerk to the Lieutenancy Mr Gordon Ritchie in Stonehaven if you wish the Lord-Lieutenant to be aware of the celebration and would wish a visit. Copies of Marriage Certificates will be required.
The Honours system recognises people who have given exceptional service to their community and the country and who have made a real difference to the life of the country. Honours Lists are published each year at New Year and in June on The Queen’s official birthday.
Anyone can receive an award and anyone can nominate another for an honour. Further information on how to do so can be found on the Royal Website www.royal.gov.uk
The Lieutenancy are happy to assist with nominations for people within their county. If you wish to do so please contact the Clerk to the Lieutenancy.
Their main duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. In doing so they will organise official Royal visits to their county by any member of the Royal Family and will escort the Royal visitors in their area.
They will ensure that the royal household is kept aware of local events and issues and particularly of any noteable achievements by people in their county.
They will liaise with local units of the Armed Services and Cadet Units, they will participate in many social and voluntary activities in their county.
Lord-Lieutenants are responsible for recommending awards to those meriting such and to ensure those who have been outstanding in service are invited to Her Majesty's Garden parties at Holyrood Palace
Lord-Lieutenants represent Her Majesty at Citizenship Ceremonies. They will also present decorations, awards to industry, Scout and Guide awards and those for Voluntary Service
KINCARDINESHIRE - usually called the MEARNS, - a county on the north-east coast; bounded on the north by Aberdeenshire, from which, in a great measure, it is divided by the river Dee; on the east by the North Sea; and on the south and west by Angus, from which it is divided by the North Esk. The form is triangular, with its most acute angle stretching north-eastward to the city of Aberdeen.
The coast-boundary extends south-westward for 32 miles, being the greatest length of the county; and its greatest breadth, from east to west, is 24 miles. Square area 380 miles, or 243,444 English acres, of which 1,280 are covered with water; 120,000 consist of cultivated land, woodland, improveable moor, and the remainder of mountains, hills, and general waste. The county is locally divided into three districts, - Deeside, The Howe of the Mearns, and Coastside.