List of Provosts of Montrose

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The Provost of Montrose was the head of the Montrose burgh council in Scotland. Provosts were elected by the council and served not only as the chairman of that body, but as a figurehead for the entire town. They were equivalent in many ways to the institution of mayor.

Each of the 32 Scottish local authorities elects a convener or provost, but it is only the four main cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee that have a Lord Provost. This is enshrined in the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.


  • Alexander Christie
  • John Erskine of Dun
  • Robert Arbuthnott
  • James Burness
  • John Scott

Madge Mitchell