Provost

Records tagged with Keywords: Provost

Jean Mackie

Mrs Jean Mackie was a magistrate and was one of the founder members of the Voluntary Association for Mental health. She was Provost of Dunfermline from 1961 to 1964, the first women to hold the post.

Sources
Glasgow Herald
6 May 1961 "Four Burghs Elect Women Provosts"
A History of the Old "Fitpaths" and Streets of Dunfermline Then and Now by Sheila Pitcairn.
page 224

Bessie Leith

Dates: 
1896- November 1978

Bessie Leith was born in Wick, the daughter of Andrew Leith, labourer and Helen Doull. In the 1901 census the family were living at I Mounthooley Lane, Wick.

She was a teacher at Pulteney School, Wick. She became a town councillor and then the first female provost of Wick. She was a member of the Labour party. She was awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours of 1954.
She is buried in the Old Municipal Cemetery, Wick.

Sources
1901 census
Wick; ED: 2; Page: 24; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_12

Isobel Ann Duncan

Title: 
Provost
Dates: 
approx 1910-1986.

Isobel A. Duncan was the first female Provost of Elgin. She served as Provost from 1961-1964.

Sources
"Right Up Your Street in Elgin" by John G. Sutherland
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