In January 2015, HM The Queen approved the appointment of Patrick Gammell as Vice Lord-Lieutenant of East Lothian.

Patrick Gammell, who has been a Deputy Lieutenant of the county since 2010, will substitute at official engagements and carry out other duties as required, on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Michael Williams.

Mr Gammell is a qualified Chartered surveyor and senior partner in the Uffizi Partnership which specialises in creating viable new uses for listed buildings. In 1994, he became Deputy Chairman of the Lamp of Lothian Trust and co-hosted the visit to the Lamp by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2007. He became Chairman of the Lamp of Lothian Trust in 2013 and is on the board of a number of other charities.