Pauline named as new deputy Lord Lieutenant

Pauline Jaffray pictured with East Lothians Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams on the occasion of her receiving the British Empire Medal.
Pauline Jaffray pictured with East Lothians Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams on the occasion of her receiving the British Empire Medal.

East Lothian’s Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams has appointed two new deputies to assist him in his duties.

Pauline Jaffray, from Dunbar, and Roddy Urquhart, from Samuelston, have been made deputy Lord Lieutenants after dedicating their time to East Lothian.

Mrs Jaffray, from Dunbar, is from a farming background and has been involved with Haddington Farmers’ Market since it began in 2000.

She has carried on a family tradition of being involved with Innerwick Flower Show and has been secretary of Dunbar Trades’ Association and minute secretary of East Lammermuir Community Council for more than 25 years.

She has been involved in the establishment and organisation of many events in East Lothian and was also a cub leader, a business mentor and a founder member of the successful Dunbar Traditional Music Festival and Dunbar Artists Exhibition.

After a career in advertising, marketing and publicity, she established PJ Design to provide services for small to medium-sized enterprises and in 1989 she established East Lothian Life magazine.

She was awarded a BEM in 2014 for services to her community.

She said: “When I was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM), I was speechless and this honour is a great honour. We have a wonderful county and it is a great honour to work along Lord Lieutenant Michael Williams and the other deputes.”

She is joined by Mr Urquhart, from Samuelston, who works as a solicitor at Urquharts Solicitors in Edinburgh.

The Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty the Queen’s representative in East Lothian. His deputies are there to step in when he is unavailable.