James Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar
Educated at Eton, he was Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II in 1962 and 1963. He proceeded to Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh, before embarking on a career in social work with various Scottish local authorities. He has also worked as a boatbuilder, and has served with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and Royal Naval Auxiliary Service.
The earl entered the House of Lords in 1994, having succeeded to the title in the previous year, taking his seat on the Liberal Democrat benches. He lost his seat after the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999. However, in 2000, he was created a life peer as Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower, of Alloa in the County of Clackmannanshire, enabling him to return to the House. He was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Ochil in the Scottish Parliament election, 1999.
- "Jamie Earl of Mar and Kellie". Ochil Liberal Democrats:. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
- "Mar and Kellie, Chief of Erskine". Burke's Peerage & Gentry. Retrieved 14 November 2007.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Mar and Kellie
- Announcement of his taking the oath under his new title at the House of Lords House of Lords minutes of proceedings, 19 April 2000
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