Stirling Council Provost

The role of the Provost

The Provost is Stirling Council's civic leader and represents the council and local communities at ceremonial and other events throughout the year. The Provost helps promote Stirling and the surrounding area locally, nationally and internationally.

The Provost also chairs meetings of the full council, ensuring that:

  • they are conducted properly
  • all councillors are treated equally and given the same opportunity to speak

For this reason, the Provost's role is apolitical.

Our Provost – Councillor Douglas Dodds

Party: Conservative
Ward: Dunblane and Bridge of Allan
Address: Stirling Council, Old Viewforth, Stirling, FK8 2ET
Phone: 01786 233113

The Provost is supported by the Depute Convener and the Bailies. 

The Depute Convener is Councillor Rachel Nunn.

The Bailies are:

  • Councillor Gerry McGarvey
  • Councillor Alasdair Tollemache
  • Councillor Elaine Watterson

Civic hospitality

The Provost is always keen to hear of any celebrations to mark special occasions, events or achievements. We are also keen to support community, business, tourism and environment events that promote Stirling. Funding can be made available for appropriate events.

More about civic hospitality