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Aileen Brewis
Aileen Brewis, Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown

Aileen Brewis was appointed Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown in February
2020.  She lives in the tiny village of Ardwell south of Stranraer.

In her professional career she was a senior communications and media advisor for both national and local government and also worked with charities and multi-agency organisations. She was involved in the development of wide-ranging events celebrating the incredible achievements of many diverse groups and individuals.

Now 'retired' from work Aileen maintains a keen interest in all aspects of life within Wigtownshire including the Armed Forces, veterans groups, cadets, council services, health services and voluntary groups. She is a Trustee, Patron and supporter of many local and national charities and organisations.

Aileen is married to Chris Brewis, they have two grown up children and two adorable, and extremely lively, grandchildren who now live nearby and keep 'grandma' on her toes!

Sally Hair
Mrs Sally Hair

Deputy Lieutenant

Sally has been part of the community all her life having been born and brought up in Auchenmalg, near Glenluce.

For the past 40 years she has been running the successful family farm business in Ardwell with her husband, Lamont but will be best known for her wonderful cooking and her indomitable 'can do' attitude.  She set up her catering business in the early 1990s and now provides food for all types of events, including weddings, anniversaries, private dinners and large scale music and community events.  She has provided catering for many famous names including The Princess Royal when she visited Stranraer.

Sally has also been involved in various capacities with the Scottish Women's Rural Institute for more than 20 years and is President of the very popular Stoneykirk branch.

Alex Haswell

Deputy Lieutenant

I am a native of Wigtownshire having been born and brought up in Whithorn, and a passionate Gallovidian.

A Solicitor by profession, I worked in Local Government in Dumfries and Galloway for forty years mostly at a Senior level including the posts of Statutory Monitoring Officer for Dumfries and Galloway Council and Returning Officer for the Parliamentary Constituencies of Galloway and West Dumfries and Dumfriesshire.

I was Chief Executive of the Crichton Trust for approximately three years. I am now Chairman of the Whithorn Trust and a Trustee of Home Start Wigtownshire.

Throughout my career I have been privileged to assist successive Lord-Lieutenants in Dumfries and Galloway in organising Royal visits and other Civic events.

My interests include DIY, Reading, and History.

Rosalind Evans

Deputy Lieutenant

I was born in Kenya in East Africa, but moved to Scotland, with my parents and two brothers, in the late 60s.

After qualifying from Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh I  have lived and worked most of my life in Wigtownshire married to my husband Dougal.

My passion, both whilst teaching and since retiring, has been promoting Scottish Country Dancing with children in schools and with adults in a local club.

I now spend my time enjoying my grandchildren, rearing rare breed pigs from field to fork, travelling and gardening.

Angus Carrick-Buchanan TD

Deputy Lieutenant

Angus Carrick-Buchanan was born in 1966 in Stranraer is married to Kate and they have three daughters. He was educated at Glasgow University (MA) and Heriot-Watt University (BSc) and served for 14 years with The Queen's Own Yeomanry. Angus has since 2003 managed Corsewall Estate to the north of Stranraer. His interests range from architectural history, field sports, improving public access, gardening to promoting the wonders of Wigtownshire to anyone who will listen. He is currently a governor of Belhaven Hill School and a member of the Royal Company of Archers. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Wigtown in 2014.

The Earl of Sair

Vice Lord-Lieutenant