List of Lords Provost of Dundee facts for kids

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The Lord Provost of Dundee is the chairman of the local authority of Dundee in Scotland. They are elected by the city council and serve not only as the chair of that body, but as a figurehead and Lord Lieutenant for the city. They are equivalent in many ways to the role of mayor that exists in other countries.

Each of the 32 Scottish local authorities elects a Provost. Only the four largest cities (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee) that have a Lord Provost. The current Lord Provost of Dundee is Robert James "Bob" Duncan (born 1946). Duncan took office on 21 May 2012.

The Mediaeval burgh of Dundee was administered by officials known as "Bailies", Provosts and the office of "Constable of Dundee". The office of Provost as the single chief official of the burgh was not created until the 1480s.

List of Provosts and Lord Provosts

As Provost

  • 1482: David Rollok
  • 1483: Robert Graham of Fintry
  • 1483 – 1484: David Aberkirdor
  • 1485 – 1492: James Rollok
  • 1492 – 1497: James Scrymgeour, (Constable of Dundee)
  • 1497 – 1498: Robert Graham of Fintry
  • 1504 – 1509: James Rollok
  • 1509 – 1513: Alexander Ogilvie
  • 1513: Lord Gray
  • 1513: Andrew Abercrombie
  • 1513 – 1514: Earl of Crauford
  • 1514 – 1516: James Rollok
  • 1516 – 1520: James Scrymgeour, (Constable of Dundee)
  • 1520 – 1523: Alexander Ogilvie
  • 1523 – 1525: William Carmichael of Carpow
  • 1526 – 1528: John Scrymgeour of Glaister
  • 1528 – 1530: James Scrymgeour, (Constable of Dundee)
  • 1531 – 1532: John Barrie
  • 1543 – 1544: Walter Scrymgeour of Glaswell
  • 1544 – 1545: Robert Myln
  • 1550: James Dog of Dunrobbene
  • 1551 – 1565: James Halyburton
  • 1565 – 1566: Earl of Crauford
  • 1566 – 1586: James Halyburton
  • 1586 – 1590: James Scrymgeour of Dudhope
  • 1590 – 1592: James Forrester
  • 1592 – 1593: James Auchinlek
  • 1593 – 1609: Sir James Scrymgeour
  • 1609 – 1614: William Duncan
  • 1614 – 1626: William Auchinlek
  • 1626 – 1631: Thomas Halyburton
  • 1631 – 1633: Thomas Auchinlek
  • 1633 – 1637: Thomas Davidson
  • 1637 – 1643: James Fletcher
  • 1643 – 1646: James Piersoun
  • 1646 – 1650: William Kinneris (Kinnear)
  • 1650 – 1658: Thomas Mudy
  • 1658 – 1659: Sir Thomas Mudy
  • 1659 – 1666: Alexander Wedderburn
  • 1666 – 1667: George Fletcher
  • 1667 – 1669: George Brown
  • 1669 – 1670: John Tarbet
  • 1670 – 1672: Alexander Watson
  • 1672 – 1677: George Brown
  • 1677 – 1681: Alexander Wedderburn of Easter Powrie
  • 1681 – 1685: Alexander Duncan
  • 1685 – 1686: James Fletcher
1686: Election of Provosts not allowed by King James VII
  • 1686 – 1687: Major General John Graham of Claverhouse
  • 1687 – 1688: James Fletcher
  • 1688 – 1689: Major General John Graham of Claverhouse
  • 1689 – 1698: James Fletcher
  • 1698 – 1700: Alexander Blair
  • 1700 – 1702: John Scrymgeour
  • 1702 – 1704: John Duncan
  • 1704 – 1706: Alexander Blair
  • 1706 – 1708: George Yeaman
  • 1708 – 1710: Alexander Blair
  • 1710 – 1712: George Yeaman
  • 1712 – 1714: Magister Henry Guthrie
  • 1714 – 1716: Alexander Ballingall
  • 1716 – 1717: John Scrymgeour
  • 1717 – 1719: Magister Alexander Duncan of Lundie
  • 1719 – 1721: John Scrymgeour
  • 1721 – 1723: Thomas Bower
  • 1723 – 1725: David Maxwell
  • 1725 – 1727: George Ramsay
  • 1727 – 1728: Alexander Ferrier
  • 1728 – 1731: James Fairweather
  • 1731 – 1732: Alexander Robertson
  • 1732 – 1735: James Fairweather
  • 1735 – 1736: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1736 – 1738: Andrew Wardropper
  • 1738 – 1741: John Donaldson
  • 1741 – 1742: Alexander Robertson
  • 1742 – 1744: Patrick Yeaman of Blacklaw
  • 1744 – 1747: Alexander Duncan of Lundie
  • 1747 – 1748: Patrick Yeaman of Blacklaw
  • 1748 – 1750: George Yeaman of Balbeuchly
  • 1750 – 1753: Patrick Yeaman of Blacklaw
  • 1753 – 1754: Andrew Wardropper
  • 1754 – 1757: Patrick Yeaman
  • 1757 – 1758: Andrew Wardropper
  • 1758 – 1761: George Yeaman
  • 1761 – 1762: Patrick Yeaman
  • 1762 – 1764: John Halyburton
  • 1764 – 1766: John Barclay
  • 1766 – 1768: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1768 – 1770: George Maxwell
  • 1770 – 1772: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1772 – 1774: Henry Geekie
  • 1774 – 1776: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1776 – 1778: George Maxwell of Balmyle
  • 1778 – 1780: Henry Geekie
  • 1780 – 1782: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1782 – 1784: John Pitcairn
  • 1784 – 1786: Patrick Maxwell
  • 1786 – 1788: John Pitcairn
  • 1788 – 1790: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1790 – 1792: James Johnston
  • 1792 – 1794: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1794 – 1796: Alexander Thoms
  • 1796 – 1798: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1798 – 1800: Alexander Thoms
  • 1800 – 1802: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1802 – 1804: John Guild
  • 1804 – 1807: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1807 – 1808: John Guild
  • 1808 – 1810: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1810 – 1812: John Guild
  • 1812 – 1814: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1814 – 1816: John Guild
  • 1816 – 1818: Alexander Riddoch
  • 1818 – 1820: Patrick Anderson
  • 1820 – 1822: David Brown
  • 1822 – 1824: Patrick Anderson
  • 1824 – 1826: David Brown
  • 1826 – 1828: Alexander Balfour
  • 1828 – 1830: Thomas Bell
  • 1831: Robert Jobson
  • 1831 – 1833: William Lindsay
  • 1833 – 1839: Alexander Kay
  • 1839 – 1841: William Hackney
  • 1841: – William Johnstone
  • 1841 – 1844: Alexander Lawson
  • 1844 – 1847: James Brown
  • 1847 – 1853: Patrick Hunter Thoms
  • 1853 – 1856: George Rough
  • 1856 – 1858: John Ewan
  • 1858: David Rollo
  • 1858 – 1861: David Jobson
  • 1861 – 1867: Charles Parker
  • 1867 – 1869: William Hay
  • 1869 – 1872: James Yeaman
  • 1872 – 1875: James Cox
  • 1875 – 1878: William Robertson
  • 1878 – 1881: William Brownlee
  • 1881 – 1884: Alexander Hay Moncur
  • 1884 – 1887: Hugh Ballingall
  • 1887 – 1890: William Hunter

As Lord Provost

  • 1890 – 1893: Alexander Mathewson
  • 1893 – 1896: Sir James Low
  • 1896 – 1899: Henry McGrady
  • 1899 – 1902: William Hunter
  • 1902 – 1905: Charles Barrie
  • 1905 – 1908: William Longair
  • 1908 – 1914: Sir James Urquhart
  • 1914 – 1920: Sir William Don
  • 1920 – 1923: Sir Alexander Spence
  • 1923 – 1929: Sir William High
  • 1929 – 1932: George Anderson Johnston
  • 1932 – 1935: William Huntley Buist
  • 1935 – 1940: Sir John Phin
  • 1940 – 1946: Sir Garnet Wilson
  • 1946 – 1949: Archibald Powrie
  • 1949: John Campsie Adamson
  • 1949 – 1952: Richard Fenton
  • 1952 – 1954: William Black
  • 1954 – 1960: William Hughes
  • 1960 – 1968: Maurice McManus
  • 1968 – 1970: Alexander MacKenzie
  • 1970 – 1973: William K. Fitzgerald
  • 1973 – 1975: Thomas W. Moore
  • 1975 – 1977: Charles D. P. Farquhar
  • 1977 – 1980: Henry W. C. Vaughan
  • 1980 – 1984: James P. Gowans
  • 1984 – 1992: Thomas Mitchell
  • 1992 – 1995: Thomas M. McDonald
  • 1995 – 1996: Norman A. McGowan
  • 1996 – 1999: Mervyn J. Rolfe
  • 1999 – 2003: Helen Wright
  • 2003 – 2012: John Letford
  • 2012 – present: Robert Duncan

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