The Lord Provost
A City of Edinburgh Councillor since 1984, Robert Aldridge became the city's 258th Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant on 26 May 2022.
An elected member for Drum Brae/Gyle, Councillor Aldridge is the Council’s longest-serving member with over 30 years experience. He was part of the administration from 2007-12, serving as Environment leader, and has been a Bailie since 2012.
On being appointed, the Lord Provost said “I am honoured to have been appointed as Edinburgh’s Lord Provost. I love this City and it will be a privilege to represent Scotland’s wonderful capital – and its people – both locally and worldwide. Drawing on my experience as a Councillor and my time as a Bailie, I look forward to being a proud civic lead for the world's best capital city and work to make sure Edinburgh remains a leading light on the global stage.”