Three Berwickshire residents have been appointed deputy lieutenants by the Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire, Jeanna Swan.
Harry Frew, Moira Hughes and George Romanes will take on the role of deputy lieutenant, which involves assisting in the performance of any public duty performed by the Lord Lieutenant, and providing local knowledge of their community.
Harry Frew lives at Kilbanny Farm, Foulden and is the managing director of Cheviot Trees Limited.
He is currently chairman of the UK Confederation of Forest Industry’s Nursery Producer Group. A keen sportsman, he is involved in supporting, fundraising for, promoting and sponsoring local sport, particularly cricket and rugby, and is a life member and treasurer of Manderston Cricket Club and trustee of the King George V Playing Fields at Foulden.
Moira Hughes lives in Duns and is the bookkeeper for the family farm. She has played an active role in her community for many years and is a former member of the local community council.
A supporter of Diabetes UK, Moira has undertaken fundraising for the provision of equipment for both the Knoll Hospital and the Borders General Hospital. She is also a supporter of the Brook Hospital for Sick Horses.
George Romanes lives in Duns and runs the local pharmacy, GLM Romanes Ltd which has six outlets in Berwickshire, East Lothian and Berwick.
He is also a part-time writer for two pharmacy magazines. As well as being chairman of BREST (The Berwickshire Recreational and Educational Sporting Trust) which runs the Duns swimming pool, George is involved in a number of local organisations which includes being trustee for both the Duns Working Men’s institute and the Duns Youth Club. He is also a lifelong member of Duns Golf Club.
These are the first deputy lieutenant appointments made by Jeanna Swan since she was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire in April last year, taking over from Major Alexander Trotter who retired in February last year from the role he held for 14 years.