Lord Provost Sadie Docherty
Cllr. Sadie Docherty a woman with strong family roots in West Donegal, who holds the prestigious role of Lord Provost of Glasgow, was honoured with a Civic Reception at Donegal County Council in Lifford on May 7th 2013.
She is only the fourth woman in history to hold the position of Lord Provost of Glasgow since the year 1450. The Lord Provost is also Lord-Lieutenant of Glasgow, and therefore the Queen's official representative in the City. In this capacity, the Lord Provost hosts visits by all members of the Royal Family to Glasgow, and events relating to the armed forces
Cllr. Sadie Docherty, whose father came from Carrickataskin in Gweedore and immigrated to Scotland in the mid 1950’s, was first elected as a Labour Councillor in 2007. She has made a strong impact on the city with over a half a million residents and retained her seat in the recent local elections. Speaking of her Donegal connections the Lord Provost has said ‘I am proud of my Donegal lineage. Both my parents and grandparents are from Gweedore which is a wonderful part of the world and my husband, Willie and I remain regular visitors.’
The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty Jnr was delighted to honour the Lord Provost on this occasion. At the reception the Mayor said:
‘Cllr Sadie Docherty is a wonderful ambassador for Donegal and is always positive and proud of her connections to our county. She has been to the fore in promoting and supporting Donegal and its reputation in this the year of the Irish Gathering. This is a great opportunity for us to recognise the achievements of Cllr Docherty and to acknowledge our appreciation and thanks for helping to promote our county and reputation across the water’.