Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner Visit to St John's Kirk of Perth
The Queen has approved that His Grace Sir Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT KBE, DL, FSA, FRSE, be re-appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2019.
The Lord High Commissioner is the Sovereign’s personal representative to the Annual General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He attends the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on behalf of the Sovereign. He makes the opening and closing addresses to the Assembly and carries out a number of official functions as the Lord High Commissioner.
One of those functions this year is a Visit to Perth on 22ndMay when, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross, Brigadier Sir Melville Jameson KCVO CBE, The Lord High Commissioner will visit St John’s Kirk from 1315 until 1400. His Grace [his title for his week in office] will attend a small part of Perth and Kinross Schools Concert as part of the Arts Festival and meet some musicians and a few Elders of St John’s Kirk. All connected in any way with St John’s and St Leonard’s in the Fields are invited to be part of the lunch-time Concert audience that day which begins at 12 15 pm- free admission of course!