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Cambuslang Woman Named As Deputy Lieutenant
A Cambuslang woman is one of six people to be named as a Deputy Lieutenant for Lanarkshire. She has been commissioned by the Lord Lieutenant on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
Janet Low was welcomed to her new role by Lord-Lieutenant Mushtaq Ahmad OBE at a ceremony in the Civic Centre, Motherwell on October 14th.
She is a Development Co-ordinator for the Hands On Project at Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP) and helps to provide support services for older people.
And now Janet will assist Lord-Lieutenant Mushtaq Ahmad with his duties in Lanarkshire.
Her duties will include attending citizenship ceremonies, special birthdays and potential Royal visits including the Queen’s Garden Party.
Janet said: "I was extremely proud to be given this honour. I was approached by some lovely people eight months ago and I said I would be delighted to accept. I couldn’t believe it.
"I am so very happy , pleased and honoured to have received my commission as Deputy Lieutenant and will be delighted to support Mushtaq Ahmad the Lord Lieutenant."
Janet has been working in the Cambuslang and Rutherglen areas for more than 20 years.
She worked most of her life in banking and her last position was a corporate consultant for cash management.
Janet changed her career path 20 years ago and started working at Create Ltd a registered charity, as a development officer in the community covering Cambuslang and Rutherglen area.
Create merged with Solve and H.E.K to form Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (Vaslan) and Janet was promoted to team leader of the core team covering all of South Lanarkshire.
She left Vaslan to work part time at LEAP Lightburn Elderly Association Project who are a local Charity supporting over 50’s with handy jobs and befriending.
She is now a development officer covering Cambuslang, Rutherglen, East Kilbride, Strathaven and Stonehouse.
Janet was named as Deputy Lieutenant along with Shuming Kong from Hamilton, Derrick Hannan from Airdrie, Liaquat Ali JP of Bothwell, Retired Colonel Stuart Roberts and Millar Stoddart.
Lord-Lieutenant Mushtaq Ahmad said: "I would like to congratulate the new Depute Lieutenants, and I look forward to working with them during their commission in serving the people of Lanarkshire."