THE queen's representative in the Wee County is to receive an award – rather than handing them out as normal.

Clackmannanshire's Lord Lieutenant Lt Col Johnny Stewart has been made a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) on standing down after 10 years as adjutant to the Royal Company of Archers, the personal bodyguard of the monarch in Scotland.

In the role, the retired Lt Col has been responsible for organising all things ceremonial when the monarch visits Scotland.

Speaking of his award, which came after around 30 years of volunteering in the ceremonial unit, Mr Stewart said: "I cannot tell you what a privilege it was, I adore the royal family and to do that job for the queen was really special.

"You meet such fascinating people from all walks of life."

He added: "I am very humbled to receive this award, it's a huge privilege to be a member of the Victorian Order."