About the Lieutenancy of Lanarkshire

On 13th November 2017, Lady Haughey CBE was appointed the 22nd Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire succeeding Mushtaq Ahmad OBE on his retiral.

Lord Lieutenants were first appointed by King Henry VIII to assume the military duties of the Sheriff. Today, the Queen appoints Lord Lieutenants, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to be her representative in their counties. Their duties are varied. They:

  • organise and escort all official royal visits to their counties;
  • present decorations when the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture;
  • present the Queen's Awards for Enterprise;
  • present the Queen's Scout and Guide awards;
  • brief the Queen's private office about issues relating to their counties;
  • assist in Royal Garden Parties; and
  • assess nominations both personal and for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

In Lanarkshire, the Lord Lieutenant also officiates at our Diamond Weddings, 100th Birthday Celebrations and Citizenship Ceremonies.

Birthday Messages

The Queen sends messages of congratulations for 100th, 105th birthdays and every year thereafter. The Lieutenancy will be very pleased to organise for a Deputy Lieutenant to present the message of congratulation.

The Queen’s Awards

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities.

Anniversary Messages

The Queen sends congratulatory messages for Diamond (60th), 65th and Platinum (70th) wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. The Lieutenancy will be very pleased to organise for a Deputy Lieutenant to present the message of congratulation.