Press release

Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2016

Baron Hope of Craighead is re-appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2016.

The Queen has approved that The Right Honourable Sir James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, KT, PC, be re-appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2016.

Notes for editors

The Lord High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He attends the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on behalf of the Sovereign. He makes the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly, and carries out a number of official functions as the Lord High Commissioner.