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NEWS AND EVENTS

News and Events for all 3 Lieutenancies can be found below:


Fiona Armstrong, Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries

Tree planting by HM LL Fiona Armstrong in Keir Wood - Restoring Ancient Dumfriesshire Woodlands - 29 November 2022.

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Saturday 30 October 2021 - Sports Driving Unlimited was awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in June 2020. It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.


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Lord-Lieutenant Fiona Armstrong and Council Leader Elaine Murray planted a tree in Dock Park, Dumfries, for the launch of The Queen's Green Canopy.


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Visit by Duchess of Rothesay to Moat Brae - September 2019.


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2019 - D-Day 75 years June 2019.


Aileen Brewis, Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown

Sally Hair DL attends the Sandhead Church Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday 7 May 2023

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Angus Carrick-Buchanan DL attends the RBLS and KOSB Parade Service of Celebration in Castle Square, Stranraer,  on Saturday 6 May 2023

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18 April 2023 - Mrs Sally Hair DL congratulates Mr & Mrs McColm of Leswalt on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding

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31 January 2023 - Mrs Brewis attended the 70th anniversary commemoration of the MV Princess Victoria disaster in Agnew Park Stranraer.  Pictured with Councillor Archie Dryburgh planting a memorial tree in the park.

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On 16 November 2022, the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Aileen Brewis, gifted this native British tree (Sorbus Aucuparia Multi-Stem) to Potters Garden, Stair Park, Stranraer. The tree was part of the Tree of Trees sculpture which was displayed outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

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Lord-Lieutenant presents the Queens Award for Voluntary Service to Port William Community Association on 13 October 2022.

Pictured with Shaun Dodds, Chairman and Davina Kiltie, Secretary.

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The Lord-Lieutenant presented West Galloway Branch of St John Scotland with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service on 1 October 2022.

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31 January 2022 - the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Aileen Brewis, laid a wreath to commemorate the tragic loss of life of those on board the Princess Victoria which sank in a storm on this day in 1953 sailing from Stranraer to Larne.


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4 October 2021 - Mrs Aileen Brewis presents Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus group the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.


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1 October 2021 - Deputy Lieutenant Alex Haswell and Councillor Katie Hagmann planted a tree in Agnew Park, Stranraer, for the launch of The Queen's Green Canopy.


The Lord Sinclair, Lord-Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright

The Lord-Lieutenant presented a Queen's Green Canopy "Tree of Trees" to Crossmichael Community Woodland on 30 November 2022. The Crossmichael Community Woodland project in the Stewartry joins over 300 organisations from across the UK who were announced by the QGC as recipients of these special trees.

Photos: Lord-Lieutenant planting the tree with Richard Middleton, Chair of Crossmichael and District Community Council, and schoolchildren from Crossmichael Primary School.  The others are the Lord-Lieutenant and schoolchildren.

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The Lord-Lieutenant of The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, The Lord Sinclair, attended Parton War Memorial on Sunday, 13 November 2022 to lay a wreath.  He was accompanied by his Cadet, Cpl Rawlings.

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1 October 2021 - Lord-Lieutenant The Lord Sinclair and Councillor Rob Davidson planted a tree at the Market Hill in Castle Douglas, for the launch of The Queen's Green Canopy


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11 September 2021 - Josephine Cameron, Director of the Gatehouse-of-Fleet YMCA Drop-in Centre welcomed the Lord-Lieutenant, The Lord Sinclair, who opened a celebratory event to mark the Centre's 25th anniversary.


29 April 2022 - Tree Planting Ceremonies at Dalbeattie Primary and Secondary Schools. 

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1 June 2022 - the Lord-Lieutenant presented British Empire Medals to Mrs Debra Murdoch and Mr Stewart Parsons.  The ceremony took place in the Council Chambers, Kirkcudbright and was attended by Mrs Murdoch and Mr Parsons' families as well as the local Ward Members and the Interim Chief Executive. 

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As part of Armed Forces Week, Deputy Lieutenant Mark Jardine MBE represented the Lieutenancy at the Armed Forces Flag Raising 2022 at Dalbeattie War Memorial.


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Lord-Lieutenant for The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, The Lord Sinclair, and Council Chief Executive, Dawn Roberts, at the Proclamation in Kirkcudbright on Sunday, 11 September.


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Deputy Lieutenant, Angus Carrick-Buchanan, laying a wreath at Newton Stewart on 14 September 2022.


Service in Whithorn held on 14 September 2022. Deputy Lieutenant, Alex Haswell, was in attendance as were Councillors Hagmann and Inglis. The children from Whithorn Primary School also attended.

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The Proclamation service held in Stranraer on 11 September 2022. The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Aileen Brewis, and Convener was in attendance.

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Deputy Lieutenant Mark Jardine MBE DL presented a wreath of condolence at Balmoral on behalf of The Lieutenancy of The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright.

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Deputy Lieutenant Mark Jardine MBE signing the Book of Condolence at Dalbeattie.


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Deputy Lieutenant Annie Yerburgh laying a wreath at Crossmichael on Friday, 16 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenant Chris Walker signing the Book of Condolence at Kirkcudbright.


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Deputy Lieutenant Chris Walker laying a wreath at Gatehouse-of-Fleet War Memorial on Friday, 16 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenant Richard Agnew laying a wreath at New Galloway War Memorial on Thursday, 15 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenants, Annie Yerburgh and Richard Agnew, signing the Book of Condolence at Dalry on 16 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenant Annie Yerburgh laying a wreath outside the Castle Douglas branch of Royal British Legion Scotland on Saturday, 17 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenant Iain Mitchell laying a wreath at Irongray Churchyard on Thursday, 15 September 2022.


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Deputy Lieutenant Iain Mitchell signing the Book of Condolence at Dalbeattie on Friday, 16 September 2022.


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The Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown, Mrs Aileen Brewis, attends the proclamation ceremony in Stranraer on Sunday 11 September 2022.


Deputy Lieutenant, Mark Jardine MBE, laying a wreath at Dalbeattie on 14 September.

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Dumfries, Fiona Armstrong signing the Book of Condolence at Council HQ, Dumfries on 9 September.


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The Lord-Lieutenant of The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, The Lord Sinclair, signing the Book of Condolence at Dalry on 9 September.