The Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire



Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire by Her Majesty The Queen in October 2008.   He had had a wide ranging career in the Royal Navy spanning 36 years.   Most of this time was spent in the Submarine Service with three Submarine Commands followed by command of the Frigate HMS Cumberland.   He was awarded the OBE for the longest continuously submerged patrol in Royal Navy history.

He was then Assistant Director Naval Staff Duties in the MOD Whitehall and Naval Defence Attaché (Policy) in Washington DC.  He finished his career as Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland.  On retirement from the Royal Navy he became CEO of two Industry Support Organisations.  He is also a Brigadier in the Royal Company of Archers; The Queen's Body Guard in Scotland.

Rear Admiral Gregory is widowed and has four children.

HMS Cumberland

HMS Cumberland - Type 22 Frigate



Diamond Wedding - Thomas & Catherine Stewart - Deputy Provost John Miller & Deputy Lieutenant Tom Finnigan - 11 September 2016

Diamond Wedding Tom Finnegan September 2016


Mrs Nan Middleton - British Empire Medal Presentation - 11 October 2016

Nan Middleton BEM Presentation October 2016


Annual Lieutenancy Dinner - Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank. - 07 October 2016

Lieutenancy Dinner October 2016 Website


Citizenship Ceremony - West Dunbartonshire - 22 September 2016

Citizenship Ceremony WDC 22 September 2016 2

Citizenship Ceremony WDC 22 September 2016 1


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016 - Presentation Ceremony - 16 September 2016

QAVS 2016 2 copy


QAVS 2016 copy



Red Ensign Flag Raisiing Ceremony - 03 September 2016

Red Ensign Day 2016 1 copy


Armed Forces Day Flag Raising Ceremony - 20 June 2016

Armed Forces Day flag raising 2016 1



Birthday Honours List 2016

6 Awards have been made to residents of Dunbartonshire - 2 Damehoods, 3 MBE's and a BEM.

Full list here


Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016

 The Vale of Leven Autism & Asperger's Group received the QAVS in the recently released list of Award winners for 2016

Full list here

Nominations for the 2017 Awards must be submitted by midnight on 16th September 2016

Full details here

12 August 2016

Congratualtions to:

Egenia McIntosh

Darwin Thomas;  and

The family of:

Bodwin Kazhika

Collet Cheelo

Mwaaka Kazhikamaila

Shibamba Kazhikamaila

Hachichele Kazhikamaila

who attended  their Citizenship Ceremony in Clydebank Town Hall on 12th August 2016 becoming our newest British citizens.


25th June 2016

Congratulations to Mr John Drain of Clydebank who has celebrated his 100th birthday.  Mr Drain, together with his wife Mae (96), was presented with a congratulatory card from HM The Queen by Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE JP.   Provost Douglas MacAllister presented Mr Drain with a bottle of West Dunbartonshire whisky


May 2016

Lord-Lieutenant takes the salute at Battle of Jutland commemoration event in Helensburgh.

More details here

Armed Forces Week 2016

In support of our military community, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Gill Aitkenhead MBE, together with Provost Douglas MacAllister of West Dunbartonshire Council, Jackie Baillie MSP,      local Councillors, Officers and Reservists,  joined together in a Flag Raising Ceremony  at the Council Headquarters at Garshake Road, Dumbarton, on Monday 20th June 2016

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17 OCTOBER 2016


Congratulations to Thomas and Catherine Stewart who recently celebrated their Diamond Wedding with family and friends at the Stables Restaurant where Deputy Lieutenant Tom Finnigan presented them with a congratulatory card from Her Majesty The Queen, and Deputy Provost John Miller  presented gifts on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council.   The happy couple were married in Riverside Church, Dumbarton, on 11 September 1956.

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 11 OCTOBER 2016


At a ceremony hosted by East Dunbartonshire Council in the Southbank Marina Buildings at Kirkintilloch, Lord Lieutenant Mike Gregory OBE presented Mrs Nan Middleton with the British Empire Medal of the Order of the British Empire which was bestowed upon her by Her Majesty The Queen in the Birthday Honours' List 2016.

See photo opposite.

Full story and other photos to follow.


07 OCTOBER 2016


Lord Lieutenant  Mike Gregory OBE, the Vice Lord Lieutenant & Deputy Lieutenants, with partners, met at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank, for the annual Lieutenancy Dinner.   Following a most enjoyable meal the Lord Lieutenant welcomed the new Clerk to the Lieutenancy, Mrs Joyce White, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, and her husband Drew, and thanked her for the professionalism that she has brought to the role.   He then proposed the Loyal Toast following which a commemorative photo was taken .

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05 OCTOBER 2016


At a ceremony today in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart and Assistant Registrar Andrea Gourlay 7 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Sunder Singh from India

Abishek Rawat from India

Pushpa Rawat from India

Baijian Huang from China

Andriy Zapechelnyuk from Ukraine

Emil Zapechelnyuk from Ukraine

Kayeryna Sydorova from Ukraine

Deepak Sapkota from Nepal




At a ceremony today in Clydebank attended by Deputy Lieutenant Jill Young and Assistant Registrar Linda McGinley 2 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Mr Ronald Wayne Topley, born in South Africa.

Corrine Alexandra McCulloch, Born in France.

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At a ceremony hosted by West Dunbartonshire Council in Clydebank Town Hall last night Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral  Mike Gregory OBE, presented the Vale of Leven Autism & Asperger's Group (VOLAAF) with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2016.   Provost Douglas McAllister praised the members of the Group present for all that they had achieved in the 5 years since it was formed.   The Lord Lieutenant congratulated them on receiving such a prestigious Award which is the equivalent of an MBE.   The Group which is parent/carer led set up its cente in the Vale of Leven 5 years ago.   They had to raise over £40,000 to move into the current premises and earlier this year completed further works on the centre for which they had to raise over £130,000.   The group provides specific support for children and young adults who are on the Autism or Asperger's spectrum.  It also provides support for parents, carers and siblings.   They can be contacted on 01389 750834.

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Citizenship Ceremony - East Dunbartonshire

At a recent ceremony in Bearsden attended by Deputy Lieutenant Morag Hart MBE and East Dunbartonshire Provost Una Walker 7 local residents were sworn in as British Citizens.   Congratulations are extended to:

Kush Kumar Jain from India

Zeeshan Farooq from Pakistan  Simi Rebeca Sebastian from India Charles Boachie from Ghana Akosua Aboagye from Ghana; and their children -

Christine Akosua Serwaah Boachie

Philip Akwasi Danso Boachie 


       09 September 2016

The Lord Lieutenant is pleased to announce that he has appointed Mrs Joyce Young, Chief Executive of West Dunbartonshire Council, to the Post of Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire.   She will be assisted by Mrs Stacy Walker, Leadership Support Officer of West Dunbartonshire Council, as the Lieutenancy Officer.   He was also pleased to thank the outgoing Clerk, Mrs. Belinda Ruthven, for her assistance to the Lieutenancy over many years.   Mrs White took up the role on 1st September 2016.


03 September 2016


West Dunbartonshire Council, in common with Local Authorities throughout the United Kingdom, raised the Red Ensign at the Council Offices, Garshake Road, on Saturday 03 September 2016 at 11.00 to mark Merchant Navy Day.   Merchant Navy Day is the United Kingdom's opportunity to remember the sacrifices, salute the courage, and support the future of the often unsung personnel of our Merchany Navy.   Provost Douglas McAllister was joined by Vice Lord Lieutenant Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Deputy Lieutenant Owen Sayers MBE, Lieutenancy Officer Stacy Walker, Deputy Provost John Miller, Jackie Baillie MSP, and Councillors Jim Finn, Jim Brown & Denis Agnew together with Lieutenant Commander George Troup BEM and Officers and Sea Cadets from Clydebank who formed a Guard of Honour.  Provost McAllister welcomed all present and paid tribute to all those past and present who have served in the Merchant Navy.  VLL Gill Aitkenhead read out a message from HRH The Duke of Wessex.   The Ensign was then raised by the Sea Cadets.   Provost McAllister thanked the Sea Cadets and remarked on how smart they looked.

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Chief Executive
West Dunbartonshire Council
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Mrs Stacy Walker

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