There are three Lord-Lieutenants that cover the Aberdeenshire area. Aberdeenshire is represented by James Ingleby, Banffshire by Mrs Oliver Russell (Clare) and Kincardineshire by Mrs Roderick Kinghorn (Carol).


The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and is Her Majesty's personal representative for their designated area. The primary role of the Lord-Lieutenant is to uphold the dignity of the Crown.


Other responsibilities include:

  • To organise official Royal visits - not just by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh but by any member of the Royal Family.
  • To ensure that the Queen's Private Office is kept informed about local issues relating to the area. In particular to make nominations for Honours and Queen's Awards and to recommend those for invitation to Her Majesty's Garden Party held each year at The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
  • To participate in civic, voluntary and social activities and liaise with local units of the Armed Services and their associated cadet forces.
  • To represent The Queen at Citizenship ceremonies.
  • To carry out other duties, such as the presentation of decorations (where the recipient is unable to attend an Investiture), The Queen's Awards for Export and Technology, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, The Queen's Award for Enterprise, The Queen's Scout and Queen's Guide awards.


The Lord-Lieutenant also presents messages of congratulations from Her Majesty The Queen to those celebrating their 100th birthday or 60th (diamond) wedding anniversary.


Contact Details

Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire
C/o Invermarkie Lodge
Glass, by Huntly
Aberdeenshire AB54 4XY
Find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

Lord-Lieutenant of Banffshire
C/o Clerk to the Lieutenancy
The Estates Office
Ballindalloch Castle
Banffshire AB37 9AX


Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire
C/o Clerk to the Lieutenancy
50 Allardice Street
Kincardineshire AB39 2RA

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