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THE KING’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE SEMINAR

THE KING’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE SEMINAR

One of the key roles of the Lord Lieutenant and an important function of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy is to raise awareness of the King’s Awards for Enterprise within the Lanarkshire business community. Continue reading →

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THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY – TREE OF TREES PRESENTATION TO SYLVIA RUSSELL MBE

THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY – TREE OF TREES PRESENTATION TO SYLVIA RUSSELL MBE

Lord Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE presented Sylvia Russell MBE  from Lanark  with a very special tree on Tuesday 10th January 2023  .

It was one of 350 saplings that made up the Tree of Trees , a giant sculpture constructed ar Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee last year. The sculpture was dismantled and the young trees allocated to  every Lord Lieutenant in Britain .

Each tree was then awarded to organisations or individuals who had warranted such an honour . Lady Haughey singled out Sylvia, as recipient of one of only three trees in Lanarkshire, in recognition of Sylvia tireless work in the community over the years championing many causes including her sterling work as Chair of the Lanark Community Development Trust .

As well as the rowan tree ,which was planted in the car park opposite the Castlebank Horticultural Centre , Sylvia was presented with two plaques . The first is wall mounted and has been attached to the outside wall of the  Horticultural Centre . The second, which Lady Haughey had personaly made commemorated the presentation ceremony and the visit by the Lord Lieutenant .

 

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Commemorative Blue Plaque unveiled for Lanarkshire war hero

Commemorative Blue Plaque unveiled for Lanarkshire war hero

On Saturday 7th May 2022, the Lord-Lieutenant was delighted to attend a special ceremony to honour WWII Royal Navy Submariner and Victoria Cross recipient Lieutenant Donald Cameron. Born in Carluke, Lieutenant Donald Cameron received the Victoria Cross medal for outstanding bravery during World War II. Continue reading →

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PRESENTATION OF QAVS AWARD TO SSAFA LANARKSHIRE

PRESENTATION OF QAVS AWARD TO SSAFA LANARKSHIRE

On 23rd November 2021 Lord Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE hosted a lunch at the Radstone Hotel , Larkhall , and presented  the Lanarkshire Branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA ) with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) which had been awarded to the organisation  in June 2020.
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Lanark Lanimers 2021

Lanark Lanimers 2021

Due to the pandemic the Lanark Lanimer celebrations were held for the first time in September this year  . Continue reading →

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CELEBRATION LUNCH – NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE – UK WINNERS

CELEBRATION LUNCH – NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE – UK WINNERS

 

Following an invitation from the Chair of the New College Lanarkshire Board , Ronnie Smith , Vice Lord-Lieutenant Gavin Whitefield CBE DL was delighted to attend  a lunch on 15th January 2020   to celebrate the tremendous success of the College at the recent WorldSkills Championships held in the NEC Birmingham . Continue reading →

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CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY -18TH DECEMBER 2019

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY -18TH DECEMBER 2019

In March 2018 the Lieutenancy launched the first of the Citizenship ceremonies in Lanarkshire involving secondary schools and  by the end of this year a total of 32 schools will have participated in the Citizenship ceremonies involving  around 1300 pupils and  80 teachers from schools in both North and South Lanarkshire Councils . Continue reading →

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VETERANS LANARKSHIRE

VETERANS LANARKSHIRE

Following an invitation from Bernard Kelly of  Veterans Lanarkshire   the Vice Lord-Lieutenant,  Gavin Whitefield CBE DL visited a meeting of the group at its base in Hunter Street , Bellshill on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

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