Press release

Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian

Sir Robert Maxwell Clerk appointed as Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The Queen has been pleased to appoint Sir Robert Maxwell Clerk Bt. OBE as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Midlothian to succeed Mr Patrick Prenter CBE when he retires on 18 October 2013.

Biographical notes

Sir Robert was born in 1945. He was educated at Winchester and London University where he read Agriculture.

He was a Partner of Smiths Gore, a firm of Chartered Surveyors with offices across the UK noted for its rural property consultancy services. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Sir Robert was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 1995 and as Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 2011.

Published 17 October 2013