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The Provost

The Provost

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.

Recent news releases

Recent events and visits

Merchant Navy Day - September 2023

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. 

Royal Regiment of Scotland marched through Alloa - September 2023

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.

National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication - July 2023

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.

People First Group - July 2023

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.

Young Musician Competition – June 2023

The Provost attended the Rotary Club of Alloa’s Young Musician Competition which was held at Alva Academy. 

Volunteers' Week Awards – June 2023

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.

Events to mark the Coronation of King Charles III – May 2023

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.

Opening Session of the General Assembly – May 2023

Provost Balsillie attended the opening Session of the Church of Scotland General Assembly in Edinburgh.

Veterans Scotland, Informing Scotland National Gathering – March 2023

In his role as Champion for Armed Forces, the Provost attended this event in Edinburgh which highlighted the new Armed Forces Covenant Duty. 

Alloa Half Marathon – March 2023

Provost Balsillie officially started the race and presented some of the medals.

Clackmannanshire Sports Council Annual Awards – March 2023

The Provost attend the annual Sports Council  Awards in Alloa Town Hall.

Clackmannanshire's tartan design competition winner announced - February 2023

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

New Year of the Rabbit celebration – February 2023

Provost Balsillie attended a lunch party hosted by the Central Scotland Chinese Association in Bannockburn to celebrate The New Year of the Rabbit.

Remembering Together - February 2023

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.

'Look Aboot Ye: Caring Through Covid' Exhibition Opening – January 2023

Provost Balsillie opened this exhibition, by Clackmannanshire artist Karen Strang, alongside Provost Gillian Renwick from East Dunbartonshire Council.

Scottish Women’s Football Championship and League One Cup Final – December 2022

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.

Visit to Tullibody Community Garden - September 2022

Provost Balsillie visited the garden after they were named Community Group of the Year at the Volunteers’ Week Awards.

Alloa East End Bowling Club team makes history - July 2022

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.

Platinum Jubilee - June 2022

Three beacons were lit in the Ochils to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Volunteers' Week awards - June 2022

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface held its annual Volunteers' Week awards.

For Further Information Contact

Members Services, Partnership and Performance
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000