Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran

This is a list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland.

The first Lord Lieutenant, Sir Bryce Knox, had previously been Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire. By virtue of the Lord Lieutenants Order 1975[1] he became Lord Lieutenant for the districts of Cunninghame, Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Kyle and Carrick and Cumnock and Doon Valley in Strathclyde Region. By virtue of the Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996[2] the lieutenancy area was renamed as Ayrshire and Arran.

Years Lord Lieutenant
1975–1991 Sir Bryce Muir Knox[3]
1991–2006 Major Sir Richard Yates Henderson[4]
2006–2017 John Lawrence Duncan[5]
since 2017 Iona Sara McDonald[6]


  1. ^ Lord Lieutenants Order 1975.
  2. ^ Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996.
  3. ^ "No. 46237". The London Gazette. 15 March 1974. p. 3401.
  4. ^ "No. 52525". The London Gazette. 7 May 1991. p. 7063.
  5. ^ "No. 58221". The London Gazette. 16 January 2007. p. 537.
  6. ^ UK Government News Release.