Press release

Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2018

The Queen has approved the appointment of the Duke of Buccleuch as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

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The Queen has approved that His Grace Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE, DL, FSA, FRSE, be appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2018.

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.

Published 20 December 2017