Published: 08/09/2017 09:17 - Updated: 08/09/2017 11:33

New Lord Lieutenant for Caithness

 

John Thurso.
John Thurso.
CAITHNESS has a new Lord Lieutenant in Viscount Thurso.

The former far north MP takes over from Anne Dunnett who last month stood down from her role as the Queen’s representative in the county.

 There had been speculation for some number of weeks as to who would    succeed her and the rumours were finally laid to rest with an       announcement from the Prime Minister’s office.

Lord Thurso was managing director of a five-star hotel in Paris at the age of 27 and went on to lead a number of hospitality businesses.

He is chairman of his family company in Caithness and of VisitScotland. The 64-year-old was a member of the House of Lords as a hereditary peer until 1999 and was then elected to the House of Commons as MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross until 2015.

He said he is honoured to have been given the new position, one which was held by his late father, Robin Sinclair.

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