20th November 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Lord Lieutenant of Shetland knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

0 comments, , by , in News

Click on image to enlarge.

Lord Lieutenant of Shetland John Scott has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Sir John, as he will now be known, was honoured thanks to his role as Lord Lieutenant, the Queen’s representative in Shetland. He is now a Knight Commander of the Victorian Order (KCVO), a personal honour bestowed by the Queen rather than a political honour, which would go through the Prime Minister.

Sir John said: “I’m a bit amazed and very pleased. As well as a personal honour it’s something I share with Shetland.”

This honour is the only one to be given to anyone in the isles and the only KCVO in Scotland.

Sir John, who lives in Bressay, has been Lord Lieutenant of Shetland since 1994 and will hold the role until his 75th birthday on 30th November.

As Lord Lieutenant he has to attend official functions such as Remembrance Sunday, organise royal visits and, importantly, go to all citizenship ceremonies. On these occasions he wears his ceremonial garb, complete with sword, and welcomes the new citizens to Shetland.

Being knighted does not carry any particular responsibilities, he said, and is keen to be simply known as “John”.

Tags:

About Rosalind Griffiths

I am a Shetland Times reporter covering news, including health stories, and features. I have been in Shetland for more than 30 years.

View other stories by »

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.