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The Lord Provost

The Lord Provost

Lord Provost
Lord Provost with Chain of Office


A City of Edinburgh Councillor since 2012, Frank Ross was Convener of the Economy Committee for more than three years before becoming Depute Leader of the Council. He became the city's 257th Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant in April 2017.


Born in 1959 in London, Frank moved to Glasgow at a young age before going to school in Edinburgh. He attended Leith Academy and George Watson's College and has called Edinburgh home ever since. Frank's qualifications include a Business Studies BA from Napier University and accounting qualifications. He remains a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.


Frank's interests include

  • bowling
  • curling
  • rugby
  • football

He enjoys following Heart of Midlothian Football Club and spending time with the Lady Provost, Hanna Ross, and their two children.