The Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty the Queen's Representative in County Down. The current Lord Lieutenant is Gawn Rowan Hamilton & he succeeded David Lindsay, who retired on the 25th September 2021. The Lord Lieutenant is assisted by a Vice Lord Lieutenant (Mrs Catherine Champion DL) & up to 30 Deputy Lieutenants. The Lord Lieutenant & the Deputies will each normally serve until their 75th birthday.
Almost all the events & photographs shown on this web site depict the previous Lord Lieutenant David Lindsay. As the new Lord Lieutenant attends his various duties, the web site will then reflect his contribution.
Ark Open Farm
The Lord Lieutenant of County Down Clerk to The Lieutenancy