About the Perth and Kinross Lieutenancy

About the Perth and Kinross Lieutenancy


Stephen Leckie Esq is His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross. He was appointed on 23 July 2019 and took over the responsibilities from Brigadier Sir Melville Jameson KCVO CBE.

Lord-Lieutenants were first appointed by King Henry VIII to assume the military duties of the Sheriff. Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by The King, on the advice of the Prime Minister for each county of England and Wales. In Scotland they are appointed on the advice of the First Minister for each region of Scotland, less for the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, where the Lord Provost is the ex officio Lord-Lieutenant.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s role is, like the Monarch’s, essentially non-political and seeks to promote a spirit of co-operation by encouragement of the voluntary services and benevolent organisations, and by taking an active interest in the business, industrial and social life of the Lieutenancy region.


Deputy Lieutenants are commissioned by each Lord-Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State that the King does ‘not disapprove of the appointment’. The function of a Deputy Lieutenant is to assist in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord-Lieutenant.

Lieutenancy Duties

As His Majesty’s personal representatives in a county or area, the prime duty of Lord-Lieutenants is to uphold the dignity of the Crown. Within that remit, the Lord-Lieutenant will exercise the following functions:

  • Arranging all visits by members of the Royal Family to the Perth and Kinross Lieutenancy area and escorting Royal visitors during their visit.
  • Assess nominations and the presentation of medals and awards on behalf of His Majesty The King – The King’s Award for Enterprise, The King’s Award for Voluntary Service, British Empire Medals and the King’s Scout and the Queen’s Guide Awards.
  • Participate in civic, voluntary, and social activities within the Lieutenancy area.
  • Liaise with local units of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army, Royal Air Force, and their associated cadet forces.
  • Brief the King’s private office about issues relating to their county.
  • Assist in the invitations for official Royal Garden Parties.

Contact Details

Please contact us by email: lordlieutenancy@pkc.gov.uk or telephone: 01738 475009

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