The Kincardineshire Lieutenancy Team is made up of the Lord-Lieutenant, the Vice-Lieutenant, eight Deputy Lieutenants and the Clerk to the Lieutenancy.

The Lord-Lieutenant
Alastair C.S. Macphie

Mr Alastair C. S. Macphie is the Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire and was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as her personal representative in the County of Kincardineshire.

The position of the Lord-Lieutenant is an honorary one and non-political. He organises official Royal visits to the county by any member of the Royal Family and ensures that the Royal Household is kept aware of local events and issues in Kincardineshire and in particular of any notable achievements by people in the county.

He liaises with local units of the Armed Services and Cadet Units and participates in many social and voluntary activities in the county.

The Lord-Lieutenant is responsible for recommending awards to those meriting such and to ensure that those who have been outstanding in service are invited to Her Majesty’s Garden Parties at Holyrood Palace each summer. He also represents Her Majesty at Citizenship Ceremonies and presents Decorations and Queens Awards to Industry, Scout and Guide Awards and those for voluntary Service. He will also attend 100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding celebrations on behalf of The Queen.


The Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire is assisted in his role by a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and a number of Deputy Lieutenants. They also provide local knowledge to the Lord-Lieutenant for their own community areas.

Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs G. Claire Maitland MBE, DL - Banchory

Deputy Lieutenant

The Viscount of Arbuthnott, DL - Arbuthnott

Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs Fiona Burnett of Leys, DL - Banchory

Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs Victoria d’Anyers Willis, DL - Fettercairn

Deputy Lieutenant

Mrs Jennifer Macdonald, DL - Stonehaven

Deputy Lieutenant

Mr Henry Irvine-Fortescue, DL - Maryculter

Deputy Lieutenant

Dr Ewan Clarke, DL - Portlethen

Depty Lieutenant & Clerk to the Lieutenancy

Mr Gordon Ritchie, DL - Catterline