The Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-13

Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 131(1A) of the Reserve Forces Act 1980(1) and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

2.  In this Order—

(a)“new local government area” means a local government area created by section 1 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(2);

(b)any reference to a county or burgh shall be construed as a reference to that county or, as the case may be, burgh, as it existed immediately before the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(3);

(c)any reference to a district, islands area, region, electoral division (except the electoral division of Nigg) or district ward shall be construed as a reference to that district, islands area, region, electoral division or, as the case may be, district ward as it exists immediately before the making of this Order;

(d)any reference to the electoral division of Nigg shall be construed as a reference to that electoral division as it existed immediately before the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973;

(e)any reference in column 2 of Schedule 2 to an area which is named in column 1 of Schedule 1 shall be construed in accordance with column 2 of Schedule 1 and any reference to the City of Glasgow shall be construed as a reference to the new local government area of the City of Glasgow,

and any reference in this Order to a numbered Schedule is to a Schedule bearing that number in this Order.

3.  For the purposes of the provisions of the Reserve Forces Act 1980 relating to lieutenancies:—

(a)Scotland is hereby divided into the areas named in column 1 of Schedule 1 which shall comprise the areas described in column 2 of that Schedule; and

(b)any deputy lieutenant named in column 1 of Schedule 2 holding office immediately before the date on which this Order is made shall (without prejudice to any power of removal or directing removal from any office) continue to hold office on and after that date as deputy lieutenant of the area or city specified in column 2 of that Schedule.

N.H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 3a
SCHEDULE 1

(1)
(2)

Name
Area

Aberdeenshire
The county of Aberdeen except those parts of that county which form part of the new local government area of Aberdeen City

Angus
The new local government area of Angus

Argyll and Bute
The district of Argyll and Bute

Ayrshire and Arran
The district of Kilmarnock and Loudoun, the district of Cumnock and Doon Valley, the district of Cunninghame and the district of Kyle and Carrick

Banffshire
The county of Banff

Berwickshire
The district of Berwickshire

Caithness
The district of Caithness

Clackmannan
The district of Clackmannan

Dumfries
The district of Nithsdale and the district of Annandale and Eskdale

Dunbartonshire
The district of Dumbarton, the district of Clydebank, the district of Bearsden and Milngavie, the district of Strathkelvin, the district of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth and the South Lenzie/Waterside district ward in electoral division 46 (Chryston) of Strathclyde region

East Lothian
The district of East Lothian

Fife
Fife region

Inverness
The district of Lochaber, the district of Inverness and the district of Badenoch and Strathspey

Kincardineshire
The county of Kincardine except the electoral division of Nigg

Lanarkshire
The district of Monklands, the district of Motherwell, the district of Hamilton, the district of East Kilbride, the district of Clydesdale and the following electoral divisions of Strathclyde region, namely electoral division 46 (Chryston) (except South Lenzie/Waterside district ward), electoral division 37 (Rutherglen/Fernhill), electoral division 38 (Cambuslang/Halfway) and, in electoral division 35 (Kingspark/Toryglen), polling districts RU03, RU04, RU09 and RU18.

Midlothian
The district of Midlothian

Moray
The county of Moray except those parts of that county which, on the passing of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, formed part of Highland Region

Nairn
The district of Nairn

Orkney
Orkney Islands area

Perth and Kinross
The new local government area of Perth and Kinross

Renfrewshire
The district of Eastwood, the district of Renfrew and the district of Inverclyde

Ross and Cromarty
The district of Ross and Cromarty and the district of Skye and Lochalsh

Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
The district of Roxburgh and the district of Ettrick and Lauderdale

Shetland
Shetland Islands area

Stirling and Falkirk
The district of Stirling and the district of Falkirk

Sutherland
The district of Sutherland

The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
The district of Stewartry

Tweeddale
The district of Tweeddale

West Lothian
The district of West Lothian

Western Isles
Western Isles Islands area

Wigtown
The district of Wigtown

Article 3(b)
SCHEDULE 2

(1)
(2)

Name
Area

Lady Caroline Douglas Home
Berwickshire

The Lord Glenarthur
Aberdeenshire

Mr William Leggate Smith MC TD JP

City of Glasgow

Colonel Adam Angus Fairrie
Inverness

Mr Alan Devereux CBE

Renfrewshire

Dr Helen M Laird OBE
Renfrewshire

Colonel Charles H K Corsar of Cairniehill LVO OBE TD
Midlothian

The Earl of Rosebery
Midlothian

Mr David J Bowes-Lyon
Midlothian

Mr Colin F Peters
Midlothian

Group Captain George L Denholm DFC
West Lothian

Mr James S Findlay
West Lothian

Mrs Robert Schaw Miller
West Lothian

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order divides Scotland up into areas for the purposes of the provisions of the Reserve Forces Act 1980 relating to lieutenancies. Article 3(a) and Schedule 1 create and name each of the lieutenancies in Scotland except those lieutenancies which are made up of the four city areas of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Those city areas are in any event lieutenancies by virtue of section 131(2) of the said Act of 1980. Article 3(b) and Schedule 2 make provision for certain deputy lieutenants to hold office in an area or city other than that in which they reside.


(1)
1980 c. 9; section 131 was amended by paragraph 116(2) of Schedule 13 to the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39).

(2)
1994 c. 39.

(3)
1973 c. 65.
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