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.

Protocol and contact details


The correct form of address for the Lord-Lieutenant

Written: Mr Alexander Philip Manson, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire

Salutation: Dear Lord-Lieutenant

In a Speech: In the preamble, the Lord-Lieutenant should be referred to as 'Lord-Lieutenant'. A speech might begin 'Lord- Lieutenant, Ladies and Gentlemen...'

Conversation: Mr Manson should be initially addressed as 'Lord-Lieutenant' and thereafter as Mr Manson.

If the Lord-Lieutenant is represented by a Deputy Lieutenant, the above etiquette should be adapted accordingly ie 'Dear Deputy Lieutenant'. A speech might begin 'Deputy Lieutenant, Ladies and Gentlemen...'

Church services and seating

At funerals, the Lord-Lieutenant or his representative (unless attending in a personal capacity) always enters the church last (two minutes before the start of the service and before the coffin) and always leaves straight after the family. For other church services, the Lord-Lieutenant or his representative enters last and leaves first. The usual arrangement is for the Lord-Lieutenant to be seated at the front of the nave on the south side. For funerals, if the family is on the south side, the Lord-Lieutenant sits on the north side at the front and on the aisle edge.

Seating in general

At other functions, the Lord-Lieutenant should be seated in the same place as you would seat a member of the Royal Family - as the principal guest.

Issues relating to protocol and precedence can be clarified in consultation with the Lord-Lieutenant's office.

Contact details


01466 700367

Mr Alexander Philip Manson, Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire
Kilblean, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DN