A well-known member of the Port Seton community has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for East Lothian.

Lifelong county resident Lyn Marshall is a former pupil of Cockenzie Primary and Preston Lodge High Schools. She is now one of nine Deputy Lieutenants who assist Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams, the Queen’s representative in East Lothian.

Mrs Marshall, who is married to John and has a grown-up son, is a former Chairperson of Cockenzie and Port Seton Community Council. She has also served as a member of the local gala committee, school board and was involved with the establishment of the Preston Lodge High School Parent Council in 2006. She also played an active role in Operation Christmas Child for 15 years, helping to send thousands of gift-packed shoeboxes to Eastern Europe each year.

For the last 10 years, she has been an elder at Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton.

She has also been a volunteer befriender for Homestart East Lothian and last year set up a stroke club based at the Port Seton Centre, which is affiliated to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

She said: “I am proud of my involvement with a number of local groups and working towards improving my local community and making this a better place for all. It is an honour to be appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant. I look forward to assisting Michael Williams with his duties and working with people from local communities in the years ahead.”

The Lord Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and acts as Her Majesty’s representative in East Lothian. Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord Lieutenant, subject to confirmation by the First Minister that the Queen does not disapprove the appointment. Deputy Lieutenants are there to assist the Lord Lieutenant in his public duty and provide him with local knowledge in their own part of the community.

Michael Williams, Lord Lieutenant for East Lothian, said:

“I am very pleased that Lyn Marshall from Port Seton has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant in the East Lothian Lieutenancy. She has a long history of working for her community and will be an excellent addition to the team. Lyn will cover Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans.”

Published: Thursday, 11th October 2018