List of provosts of Glasgow

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The Right Honourable Lord Provost of Glasgow is the convener of the Glasgow City Council. Elected by the city councillors, the Lord Provost serves not only as the chair of that body, but as a figurehead for the entire city.[1] The office is equivalent in many ways to the institution of mayor that exists in the cities of many other countries.

The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow, by virtue of office, is also:

Each of the 32 Scottish local authorities elects a provost, but it is only the four main cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee that have a Lord Provost, who also serves as the lord lieutenant for the city. This is codified in the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

The current Lord Provost of Glasgow, elected to the position in 2017, is Eva Bolander.[2]

The Lord Provost of Glasgow has the use of an official limousine which is always black and always carries the registration plate "G0".[3] Past limousines are on display at the city's Transport Museum. The current limousine is a Volkswagen.

List of provosts and lord provosts[edit]

The Medieval burgh of Glasgow was administered on behalf of the Bishops of Glasgow by officials known as Bailies or Provosts. The office of Provost as a single chief magistrate was not created until the early 1450s.[4]

  • (1450x1453-1479) John Stewart
  • (1480) Sir Thomas Stewart of Minto
  • (1485–1489) Robert Stewart
  • (1491) Andrew Otterburn
  • (1497) Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox
  • (1498) Sir Patrick Blacader of Tulliallan
  • (1498–1499) John Stewart
  • (1502–1505) Allan Stewart of Cardonald
  • (1505–1507) Patrick Colquhoun of Glen
  • (1507–1509) Sir John Stewart of Minto
  • (1509–1513) Matthew Stewart, 2nd Earl of Lennox
  • (1513–1514) John Shaw
  • (1514–1516) George Colquhoun of Glen
  • (1526–1536) Sir Robert Stewart of Minto
  • (1537–1539) Archibald Dunbar of Baldoon
  • (1543–1544) Sir John Stewart of Minto
  • (1544–1549) Archibald Hamilton of Medop
  • (1549–1550) James Hamilton of Torrance
  • (1550–1559) Andrew Hamilton of Cochno
  • (1559–1562) Robert Lindsay of Dunrod
  • (1565–1573) Sir John Stewart of Minto
  • (1573–1576) Robert Boyd, 5th Lord Boyd
  • (1577) Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill
  • (1578–1579) Robert Stewart, 7th Earl of Lennox
  • (1580) Esmé Stewart, 8th Earl of Lennox
  • (1581–1582) Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto
  • (1583) John Graham, 3rd Earl of Montrose
  • (1584–1585) Sir William Livingstone of Kilsyth
  • (1588–1589) Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto
  • (1594–1597) Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto
  • (1599) Sir Matthew Stewart of Minto
  • (1600–1601) Sir George Elphinstone of Blythswood
  • (1604–1605) Sir George Elphinstone of Blythswood
  • (1607–1608) John Houston of Houston
  • (1609–1612) James Inglis
  • (1613) James Stewart I
  • (1614–1616) James Hamilton
  • (1617–1618) James Stewart I
  • (1619–1620) James Inglis
  • (1621–1622) James Hamilton
  • (1623–1624) Gabriel Cunningham
  • (1625–1626) James Inglis
  • (1627–1628) James Hamilton
  • (1629–1632) Gabriel Cunningham
  • (1633) William Stewart
  • (1634–1635) Patrick Bell
  • (1636) Colin Campbell I
  • (1637) James Stewart II
  • (1638) Patrick Bell
  • (1639) Gabriel Cunningham
  • (1640) James Stewart II
  • (1641–1642) William Stewart
  • (1643–1644) James Bell
  • (1645–1646) George Porterfield
  • (1647) James Stewart
  • (1648) Colin Campbell II
  • (1648–1649) George Porterfield
  • (1650) John Graham
  • (1651) George Porterfield
  • (1652) Daniel Wallace
  • (1655–1656) John Anderson I
  • (1658) John Anderson II
  • (1658–1659) Sir John Bell
  • (1660–1661) Colin Campbell II
  • (1662–1663) Sir John Bell
  • (1664–1666) William Anderson
  • (1667) John Anderson II
  • (1668) William Anderson
  • (1669) James Campbell
  • (1670–1673) William Anderson
  • (1674–1675) Sir John Bell
  • (1676–1677) James Campbell
  • (1678–1681) Sir John Bell
  • (1682–1683) John Barns
  • (1684–1685) John Johnston
  • (1686–1687) John Barns
  • (1688) Walter Gibson
  • (1689–1690) John Anderson III
  • (1691–1692) James Peadie I
  • (1693–1694) William Napier
  • (1695–1696) John Anderson III
  • (1697–1698) James Peadie
  • (1699–1700) John Anderson III

18th Century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

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