Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross

Appointed by The Queen on 23 July 2019, Stephen Leckie is the Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross and is the representative of the crown in Perth and Kinross.

The role of the Lord-Lieutenant

Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister for each county of England and Wales, and in Scotland, on the advice of the First Minister for each area of Scotland, save for the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, where the Lord Provosts are ex officio Lord Lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant's role is, like the Monarch's, essentially non-political and seeks to promote a spirit of co-operation by encouragement of the voluntary services and benevolent organisations, and by taking an active interest in the business, industrial and social life of the area.

Deputy Lieutenants are commissioned by each Lord-Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State that the Queen does 'not disapprove of the appointment'.  The function of a Deputy Lieutenant is to assist in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord-Lieutenant.

As Her Majesty's personal representatives in a county or area, their prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. 
Within that remit, the Lord-Lieutenant will exercise the following functions:

  • Arranging all visits by members of the Royal family to the Perth and Kinross area and escorting Royal visitors during their visit.
  • Presentation of medals and awards on behalf of Her Majesty.
  • Participation in civic, voluntary and social activities within the Lieutenancy area.
  • Liaison with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force and their associated cadet forces.

Contact details

Contact details for the Lieutenancy of Perth and Kinross:- lordlieutenancy@pkc.gov.uk.