Stirling's Provost is Councillor Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson is the civic leader and represents the Council and the local communities at various ceremonial and other events throughout the year.  She helps promote Stirling and the surrounding area locally, nationally and internationally. 

The Provost chairs meetings of Full Council ensuring that the meetings are conducted properly and that all councillors are treated equally and given the same opportunity to speak. For this reason, the Provost's role is apolitical.

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The Provost is always keen to hear of any celebrations to mark special occasions, events or achievements.  On certain occasions, arrangements can be made to provide civic hospitality to mark particular events.  The level of hospitality depends on the nature of the event, the number of participants, venue, etc.  Applications for civic hospitality should be made as far in advance as possible - certainly at least 6 weeks prior to the event.  Application forms are also available from the Civic Office. These should be completed with as much information as possible and sent to us either by email or post.

If you would like to invite the Provost to attend an event, recognise an achievement, or celebrate a Diamond Wedding Anniversary or 100th Birthday, please contact us. 

The Provost is supported by four cross-party Bailies.

The Depute Convener is Councillor Graham Houston

Provost's biography

I have lived for most of my life in the Stirling area and raised my family here.

I have a broad experience of working in the public sector, both in local government and with the Police and the NHS in my role as Inter-agency Child Protection Training Co-ordinator for Forth Valley.  I was first elected as a Councillor in 2012, serving as Convener of the Social Care & Health Committee from 2012-2017 and I remain a member of this Committee.  In 2017 I was unanimously elected as Provost.

I am a Graduate of Edinburgh and Stirling Universities and have served in a voluntary capacity on the Stirling Children's Panel and on the Executive Committee of Family Mediation Central Scotland.

Provost - Christine Simpson

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