Sponsored by the Tweeddale Society Tuesday, 30th August 2016 Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, 7.30 p.m.
The Role & Duties of the Lord-Lieutenant
Captain Sir David Younger KCVO
Sir David, Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale 1994 – 2004 traces the evolution of the role of the Lord-Lieutenant as the Sovereign’s Representative. This stretches back, in England, to the mid sixteenth century when their primary task was to raise troops to fight for the Crown.
Although Colin, Earl of Balcarres was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Fife in 1688 it was not until 1794 that permanent lieutenancies were established in all counties. Fifteen Lord-Lieutenants have served the Sovereign in Tweeddale since then and the role has changed considerably over the centuries.