The Provost is the civic head of Clackmannanshire Council.
The current Provost of Clackmannanshire Council is Donald Balsillie who was elected to serve as Provost at the meeting of Clackmannanshire Council on 25 May 2022.
The Depute Provost is Jane McTaggart who was elected to serve as Depute Provost at the meeting of Clackmannanshire Council on 2 February 2023.
The Provost and Depute Provost wear a chain of office when they undertake civic duties. These chains incorporate the Coat of Arms, letting everyone know that the Council's civic leaders represent not just the Council, but everyone in Clackmannanshire.
As the civic head, the Provost will meet with visitors and dignitaries to the area. The Provost represents the Council and the people of Clackmannanshire at a variety of events and ceremonies in addition to hosting events and ceremonies in Clackmannanshire.
All invitations for the Provost to attend 100th Birthday celebrations, Diamond Wedding Anniversaries or other events should be sent to the Provost's Office.
Provost Donald Balsillie hosted a flag raising ceremony at Kilncraigs on Monday 4 September to remember the sacrifices, acknowledge the courage and show support for future seafarers on which the UK depends.
Provost Basillie presented the former Provost Derek Stewart with the Freedom of Clackmannanshire at a ceremony on Saturday 30 September. The presentation took place while the Royal Regiment of Scotland exercised its freedom to march through Alloa.
The Provost attended the National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh for the presentation of the Scottish Royal Regalia to King Charles III.
Provost Balsillie met the recently formed People First Clackmannan Group, which is a user led organisation of people with a learning disability, in Sauchie Hall.
The Provost attended the Rotary Club of Alloa’s Young Musician Competition which was held at Alva Academy.
Provost Balsillie presented the Young Person of the Year award to Kate McLaren, from Play Alloa at Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface's Volunteers' Week Awards which were held in the Cochrane Hall in Alva.
Provost Balsillie attended an afternoon tea with Alva Development Trust, attended a celebration hosted by Alloa Old Peoples Welfare and co-hosted an ecumenical service of thanksgiving at St Mungo's RC Church, Alloa, alongside Lord-Lieutenant Johnny Stewart.
Provost Balsillie attended the opening Session of the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh.
In his role as Champion for Armed Forces, the Provost attended this event in Edinburgh which highlighted the new Armed Forces Covenant Duty.
Provost Balsillie officially started the race and presented some of the medals.
The Provost attend the annual Sports Council Awards in Alloa Town Hall.
The Provost announced that Ronan Anderson had won a competition to design Clackmannanshire's first official tartan. Photos are available to view via our flickr page.
Provost Balsillie attended a lunch party hosted by the Central Scotland Chinese Association in Bannockburn to celebrate The New Year of the Rabbit.
Provost Donald Balsillie attended an event at Resonate, Alloa, to launch the celebration stage one project completion event for Remembering Together, the Covid memorial programme, with national partner Greenspace Scotland.
Provost Balsillie opened this exhibition, by Clackmannanshire artist Karen Strang, alongside Provost Gillian Renwick from East Dunbartonshire Council.
This event took place at the Indodrill Stadium in Alloa on 11 December and saw FC Edinburgh Women beat Dryburgh Athletic. Provost Balsillie presented the player of the match trophy to Dryburgh's Hannah Innes.
Provost Balsillie visited the garden after they were named Community Group of the Year at the Volunteers’ Week Awards.
Alloa East End Ladies bowling club team defeated Wales to become British Isle champions. The team were skip Eilidh Weir and her sister Rebekah, Pamela Kenny and Gillian Kirk.
Three beacons were lit in the Ochils to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface held its annual Volunteers' Week awards.
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