Lieutenancy area

This map shows the lieutenancy county boundaries of Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardineshire. Each county has its own Lord-Lieutenant. Aberdeenshire is represented by Alexander Philip Manson, Banffshire by Mr Andrew Simpson and Kincardineshire by Mr Alastair Macphie. Aberdeen City is represented by The Lord Provost Mr Barney Crockett.


The Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Mr Alexander Philip Manson was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on 2nd April 2020.
The Lord-Lieutenant represents the Queen in Aberdeenshire and his prime duty is to uphold the dignity of the crown. The Lord-Lieutenant's role is non-political. He seeks to encourage a spirit of co-operation in the voluntary services and benevolent organisations and takes an active interest in the business, industrial and social life of Aberdeenshire.
Lord-Lieutenants in Scotland are appointed by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and the First Minister of Scotland.
The office of Lord-Lieutenant is of military origin. Today, links are maintained by association with Volunteer Reserve Forces. They are also connected with other uniformed organisations such as the Fire, Police and Ambulance services and many local voluntary bodies, also The Cadet Forces and other youth organisations. Lord Lieutenants have long been associated with the magistracy but, in Scotland, this direct association ceased in 2007.