City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Rt Hon George Grubb, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of Edinburgh

By edg - Posted on 17 May 2007

The Rt Hon George Grubb, Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost of the City
of Edinburgh. Elected to position of Lord Provost 17th May 2007.


Born in Edinburgh 1935

James Gillespie’s Boys School and Royal High School

Scottish Schools Junior ½ mile Champion 1954; Royal High School ½ mile record holder to this day!  

National Service in Royal Army Ordinance Corps for two years

Ordained Minister in 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent

Squadron Leader Chaplain in Royal Air Force 1962-70;  served in
Cosford then three years in Nicosia, Cyprus (during that time touring
Tehran, Aidan, Malta and Tripoli)

Parish Minister at Craigsbank Parish Church 1971 until recently

Pastoral Studies at Edinburgh University 1971 (Gold medallist in Criminology)

BA from Open University 1974

BD from Edinburgh University 1978

B Phil from Open University 1983

D Min from San Francisco Theological Seminary 1993

Served on various Committees of the Edinburgh Presbytery and was Moderator

Served as Minister in residence at Eden Seminary in St Louis, USA

During one sabbatical leave went to the United Theological College in Zambia.

Personal life

Married Liz in 1960

One son Rhoderick and one daughter Mhairi.

Six grandchildren, Kathryn, Andrew, Grant, Stuart, Mhairi and Moray.

Political history

Elected as Councillor for Queensferry in

Chairperson of the Liberal Democrat Group 2000-2007

Hobbies:  jogging, running, reading and family