The Lord Provost is the principal non-political civic figurehead of the city, at home and abroad, with a wide range of duties which include a programme of over 300 civic events per year (with the support of the Depute Lord Provost and a team of 18 Bailies) and an international relations programme which includes commonwealth and international development, as well as twin city links.
The Lord Provost is also Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, and therefore the Queen's official representative in the city. In this capacity, the Lord Provost hosts visits by all members of the royal family to Glasgow, and events relating to the armed forces, for example, remembrance day and armed forces day; and presents honours or Queen's awards on behalf of her majesty.
The Lord Provost is supported in all of these duties by the Lord Provost and International Office.
The Lord Provost & International Office supports the Lord Provost both within the city and when acting as our chief ambassador when abroad.
Their principal duties are:
The Lord Provost is ex officio to the Lord Lieutenant for the City of Glasgow. The Lord Provost's adviser is the clerk of lieutenancy. The duties of the lieutenancy are to co-ordinate the programme for all visits by members of the royal family to Glasgow, assist the comptroller at Buckingham Palace with the arrangements of state visits, "away days" in Glasgow and organise ceremonies when the Lord- Lieutenant is asked to present honours or Queen's award.
The Lord Provost & International Office is responsible for: