The retirement of Berwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant Alexander Trotter was marked last week by a private dinner, hosted by his Vice and Deputy Lieutenants, past and present.
Thirty guests gathered in Manderston House, whose rooms were kindly offered to the party to mark the occasion by Lord Palmer. Major General Sir John Swinton, previously Berwickshire’s Lord Lieutenant, was also present to acknowledge the contribution made by Major Trotter to the county over the last 14 years.
His Deputies and friends also presented him with a beautifully carved birdbath, crafted from local sandstone by talented artist Michelle de Bruin. The guests gathered on the famous silver staircase for a photograph to mark the event, and then enjoyed a meal created by Paul Hodson, Manderston’s Michelin starred chef, using finest local produce and assisted by the staff who helped make the evening a truly memorable occasion.