List of Provosts and Lord Provosts of Aberdeen

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The Lord Provost of Aberdeen is the convener of the Aberdeen City local authority in Scotland.

They are elected by the city council and serve not only as the chair of that body, but as a figurehead for the entire city. They are equivalent in many ways to the institution of Mayor that exists in many other countries.

Each of the 32 Scottish local authorities elects a Convener or Provost, but only the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have a Lord Provost. This was confirmed in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973[1] and subsequently in the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994[2]

Since 1899, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen, has also been ex officio the Lord-Lieutenant of the city. Following local government re-organisation brought about by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, this arrangement was confirmed in the Lieutenancies Act 1997.[3]

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Memorials of the Aldermen, Provosts and Lord Provosts of Aberdeen 1272-1895, Alexander M Munro, 1897

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