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The lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lord-lieutenants, the monarch's representatives, in Scotland. They are different from the local government council areas, the committee areas, the sheriffdoms, the registration counties, the former regions and districts, the former counties of Scotland, and the various other subdivisions of Scotland.

The Lord Provosts of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow also act ex officio as lord-lieutenants. This is a unique right in the United Kingdom: all other lord-lieutenants are appointed by the monarch, rather than being elected politicians.

Lieutenancy areas of Scotland
  1. Aberdeen
  2. Aberdeenshire
  3. Angus
  4. Argyll and Bute
  5. Ayrshire and Arran
  6. Banffshire
  7. Berwickshire
  8. Caithness
  9. Clackmannanshire
  10. Dumfries
  11. Dunbartonshire
  12. Dundee
  13. East Lothian
  14. Edinburgh
  15. Fife
  16. Glasgow
  17. Inverness
  18. Kincardineshire
  19. Lanarkshire
  1. Midlothian
  2. Moray
  3. Nairn
  4. Perth and Kinross
  5. Renfrewshire
  6. Ross and Cromarty
  7. Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
  8. Stirling and Falkirk
  9. Sutherland
  10. The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright
  11. Tweeddale
  12. West Lothian
  13. Western Isles
  14. Wigtown

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Definition of the areas

Each Lord-Lieutenant of a county holding office immediately prior to May 16, 1975 was appointed to a region or part of a region as follows:

County Former Region Title Part of Region
Aberdeen Grampian Aberdeenshire The County of Aberdeen as existing before 16 May 1975, except that part in the City of Aberdeen
Angus Tayside Angus District of Angus
Argyll Strathclyde Argyll and Bute District of Argyll and Bute
Ayr Strathclyde Ayrshire and Arran Districts of Cunninghame, Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Kyle and Carrick and Cumnock and Doon Valley
Banff Grampian Banffshire the county of Banff as existing before 16 May 1975
Berwick Borders Berwickshire District of Berwickshire
Caithness Highland Caithness District of Caithness
Clackmannan Central Clackmannan District of Clackmannan
Dumfries Dumfries and Galloway Dumfries Districts of Nithsdale and Annandale and Eskdale
Dunbarton Strathclyde Dunbartonshire Districts of Dumbarton, Clydebank, Bearsden and Milngavie, Strathkelvin and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
East Lothian Lothian East Lothian District of East Lothian
Fife Fife Fife Entire Region
Inverness Highland Inverness Districts of Lochaber, Inverness and Badenoch and Strathspey
Kincardine Grampian Kincardineshire The county of Kincardine as existing before 16 May 1975, except that part in the City of Aberdeen
Kinross (held jointly with Perth) Tayside Perth and Kinross District of Perth and Kinross
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright Dumfries and Galloway The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright District of Stewartry
Lanark Strathclyde Lanarkshire Districts of Monklands, Motherwell, Hamilton, East Kilbride and Lanark
Midlothian Lothian Midlothian District of Midlothian
Moray Grampian Morayshire Such part of the county of Moray as existing before 16 May 1975 as lies within the Region
Nairn Highland Nairn District of Nairn
Orkney Orkney Islands Area Orkney Entire area
Peebles Borders Tweeddale District of Tweeddale
Perth (held jointly with Kinross) Tayside Perth and Kinross District of Perth and Kinross
Renfrew Strathclyde Renfrewshire Districts of Eastwood, Renfrew and Inverclyde
Ross and Cromarty Highland Ross and Cromarty Districts of Ross and Cromarty and Skye and Lochalsh
Roxburgh (held jointly with Selkirk) Borders Roxburgh (held with Ettrick and Lauderdale) District of Roxburgh
Selkirk (held jointly with Roxburgh) Borders Ettrick and Lauderdale (held with Roxburgh) District of Ettrick and Lauderdale
Stirling Central Stirling and Falkirk Districts of Stirling and Falkirk
Sutherland Highland Sutherland District of Sutherland
West Lothian Lothian West Lothian District of West Lothian
- Western Isles Islands Area Western Isles Entire area
Wigtown Dumfries and Galloway Wigtown District of Wigtown
Zetland Shetland Islands Area Shetland Entire area


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