Creative Peebles Festival Lecture 2016

Sponsored by the Tweeddale Society

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles 7.30 p.m.


Ticket price includes a glass of wine or a soft drink.


Tickets may be purchased from the Eastgate Theatre Box Office - 01721 725777  or online from

This lecture is open to all

Members should note that it is not part of the Tweeddale Society’s annual programme.  Tickets must be purchased from the Eastgate Theatre Box Office.

A cultural organisation based in Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tweeddale Society logoPanoramic view of PeeblesCreative Peebles Festival logoSir David Younger

The Role and Duties of the



Captain Sir David Younger KCVO

Sir David, Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale 1994 – 2004 traces the evolution of the role of the Lord-Lieutenant as the Sovereign’s Representative.   This stretches back, in England, to the mid sixteenth century when their primary task was to raise troops to fight for the Crown.

Although Colin, Earl of Balcarres was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Fife in 1688 it was not until 1794 that permanent lieutenancies were established in all counties. Fifteen Lord-Lieutenants have served the Sovereign in Tweeddale since then and the role has changed considerably over the centuries.