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. As of 2017, the role attracts an salary of £41,546, plus an annual expenses budget of £5000.[2]

The current Lord Provost of Glasgow, elected in January 2020, is Philip Braat,[3][4] succeeding Eva Bolander who held the post from 2017 until late 2019.[5][2][6][7]

The Lord Provost of Glasgow has the use of an official limousine which is always black and always carries the registration plate "G0".[8] Past limousines are on display at the city's Transport Museum. The current limousine is a Rolls Royce Ghost, donated by Boyd Tunnock in 2018.[2]

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.[9]

15th century[edit]

  • (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

16th century[edit]

17th century[edit]

  • (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[10]
  • (1658–1659) Sir John Bell
  • (1660–1661) Colin Campbell II
  • (1662–1663) Sir John Bell
  • (1664–1666) William Anderson
  • (1667) John Anderson II[10]
  • (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 of Ruchill
  • (1693–1694) William Napier
  • (1695–1696) John Anderson III
  • (1697–1698) James Peadie of Ruchill
  • (1699–1700) John Anderson III

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lord Provost & International Office, Glasgow City Council".
  2. ^ a b c d Lord Provost of Glasgow claimed 23 pairs of shoes on expenses, BBC News, 8 October 2019
  3. ^ a b New Lord Provost elected to Glasgow City Council, BBC News, 23 January 2020
  4. ^ a b Everything you need to know about Glasgow's new Lord Provost Philip Braat, Glasgow Live, 23 January 2020
  5. ^ a b Glasgow City Council [@GlasgowCC] (18 May 2017). "Glasgow's new Lord Provost Eva Bolander was elected today at a meeting of the full council" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ a b "Eva Bolander — Once a visiting piper from Sweden, now Glasgow's Lord Provost". The National. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b Glasgow Lord Provost Eva Bolander resigns after expenses row, BBC News, 31 October 2019
  8. ^ "Zero Number Plates". Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Provosts of Glasgow".
  10. ^ a b John Anderson (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection), The Glasgow Story
  11. ^ John Stirling (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection), The Glasgow Story
  12. ^ a b George Murdoch (Burrell Collection Photo Library), The Glasgow Story
  13. ^ John Dunlop (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection), The Glasgow Story
  14. ^ https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/10469
  15. ^ James Ewing (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection), The Glasgow Story
  16. ^ Sir James Campbell (Mitchell Library, The Bailie), The Glasgow Story
  17. ^ Sir James Anderson (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection), The Glasgow Story
  18. ^ Sir James Watson (Mitchell Library, The Bailie), The Glasgow Story
  19. ^ "No. 27499". The London Gazette. 28 November 1902. p. 8254.
  20. ^ Lord Provost Hood (Burrell Collection Photo Library, 1955 Survey), The Glasgow Story
  21. ^ Christmas lights, 1965 (Burrell Collection Photo Library), The Glasgow Story
  22. ^ Lord Provost Robert Gray (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs, 1987), The Glasgow Story
  23. ^ James and Barbara Shields (Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Bulletin Photographs, 1994), The Glasgow Story