Tributes paid following death of Lord Lieutenant

Tributes have been paid to the Lord-Lieutentant of the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Patsy Gilroy, following her death at the weekend.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 12:41 pm
Patsy Gilroy was a councillor for 19 years before becoming Lord Lieutenant
Patsy Gilroy was a councillor for 19 years before becoming Lord Lieutenant

The East Kirkcarswell native represented Dee and Glenkens on Dumfries and Galloway Council from 1999 to 2018 before taking over the Lieutenancy from Sir Malcom Ross.

Patsy was also involved with the Wickerman Festival, Stewartry Pony Club, Three Counties Horse Show, Malcolm Sargent Cancer Fund for Children, and Galloway Trust for the Head Injured.

Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack said: "We will miss Patsy greatly, I've known her most of my life and she was always a very warm character and enormous fun to be with.

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"In public life, she was a diligent and popular councillor and later became a very able Lord Lieutenant who carried out her duties with great thought and attention to detail."

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell said: "Patsy was a formidable woman who fearlessly stood up for what she believed. It was a pleasure to know her and an honour to work with her."

Council leader Dr Elaine Murray said: "I offer my sincere condolences to Pasty's family. She was a tremendous public servant, first as a councillor and then as Lord Lieutenant."

Sandy McCulloch, vice Lord-Lieutenant, said: “What a tragedy for someone so young to have been taken so untimely. Patsy will be a hard act to follow.”