The Lord Provost is Glasgow's First Citizen and the principal civic representative at home and performs an important ambassadorial role, carrying out a wide range of duties. This includes hosting hundreds of civic events and engagements each year and Chair of full council meetings.
The Lord Provost is supported by a Depute Lord Provost and a team of 18 Bailies. The office also has an international relations programme promoting the city as well as developing our commonwealth and international development work and our twin city links.
The Lord Provost is also Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, and in that capacity, the Queen's official representative in the city. The Lord Lieutenant hosts all visits to Glasgow made by members of the royal family as well as 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.
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Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat.
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: