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The Lord Provost

The Lord Provost

Councillor Robert Aldridge
Councillor Robert Aldridge is Edinburgh's 258th 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.”