Order of precedence in Scotland

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The order of precedence in Scotland was fixed by Royal Warrant in 1905.[1] Amendments were made by further Warrants in 1952, 1958, 1999 to coincide with the establishment of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government and most recently in 2012.[2]

The relative precedence of peers of Scotland is determined by the Act of Union 1707.

The orders of precedence for Gentlemen and Ladies are as follows:

Gentlemen[edit]

  1. The Sovereign (The Queen)
  2. Spouse of the Sovereign (The Duke of Edinburgh)
  3. The Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, when it is in session (The Earl of Wessex in 2014)
  4. The Heir Apparent (The Duke of Rothesay)
  5. Younger Sons of the Sovereign
    1. The Duke of York
    2. The Earl of Wessex
  6. Grandsons of the Sovereign
    1. The Earl of Strathearn
    2. Prince Harry
    3. Viscount Severn
    4. Peter Phillips
  7. Brothers of the Sovereign (of which there are none)
  8. Uncles of the Sovereign (none living)
  9. Nephews of the Sovereign (Viscount Linley)
  10. Grandsons of former Sovereigns being Dukes
    1. The Duke of Gloucester
    2. The Duke of Kent
  11. Grandsons of former Sovereigns not being Dukes (Prince Michael of Kent)
    nb: since there is no specific place in the order for a great-grandchild of the Sovereign (no matter how directly in line), Prince George of Cambridge must presumably take precedence as the eldest son of a Duke of the Blood Royal (see below).
  12. Lords Lieutenants (see list below)
  13. Sheriff Principal (during term of office and with bounds of Sheriffdom)
  14. The Lord High Chancellor (Chris Grayling MP)
  15. The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (2014-2015: Rt. Rev. John Chalmers)[3]
  16. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury (David Cameron MP)[dubious ]
  17. Commonwealth Prime Ministers, while visiting the UK, in order of appointment[dubious ]
  18. The Speaker of the House of Commons (John Bercow MP)[dubious ]
  19. The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords (See Order of Precedence for Ladies)[dubious ]
  20. The President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom[4] (Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury)
  21. The Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland (Alex Salmond MSP, the First Minister of Scotland)
  22. The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament (Tricia Marwick MSP)
  23. The Secretary of State for Scotland (Alistair Carmichael MP)
  24. The Lord High Constable of Scotland (The Earl of Erroll)
  25. The Master of the Household in Scotland (The Duke of Argyll)
  26. Dukes
  27. Eldest sons of dukes of Blood royal
    1. Earl of Ulster, eldest son of The Duke of Gloucester
    2. Earl of St Andrews, (by courtesy), eldest son of The Duke of Kent
    3. Prince George of Cambridge, only son of the Duke of Cambridge
  28. Ministers, Envoys, and other very important visitors from foreign countries[dubious ]
  29. Lord Great Chamberlain (The Marquess of Cholmondeley)[dubious ]
  30. Marquesses
  31. Eldest sons of dukes
    1. Earl of Arundel and Surrey, eldest son of the Duke of Norfolk
    2. Lord Seymour, eldest son of the Duke of Somerset
    3. Earl of March and Kinrara, eldest son of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon
    4. Earl of Euston, eldest son of the Duke of Grafton
    5. Marquess of Worcester, eldest son of the Duke of Beaufort
    6. Earl of Burford, eldest son of the Duke of St Albans
    7. Marquess of Tavistock, eldest son of the Duke of Bedford
    8. Marquess of Hartington, eldest son of the Duke of Devonshire
    9. Marquess of Blandford, eldest son of the Duke of Marlborough
    10. Marquess of Granby, eldest son of the Duke of Rutland
    11. Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale, eldest son of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon
    12. Earl of Dalkeith, eldest son of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry
    13. Marquess of Lorne, eldest son of the Duke of Argyll
    14. Marquess of Tullibardine, eldest son of the Duke of Atholl
    15. Marquess of Graham, eldest son of the Duke of Montrose
    16. Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford, eldest son of the Duke of Roxburghe
    17. Viscount Mandeville, eldest son of the Duke of Manchester
    18. Earl Percy, eldest son of the Duke of Northumberland
    19. Marquess of Douro, eldest son of the Duke of Wellington
    20. Marquess of Stafford, eldest son of the Duke of Sutherland
    21. Marquess of Hamilton, eldest son of the Duke of Abercorn
    22. Earl Grosvenor, eldest son of the Duke of Westminster
    23. Earl of Southesk, eldest son of the Duke of Fife
    24. Earl of Ulster, eldest son of the Duke of Gloucester
    25. Earl of St Andrews, eldest son of the Duke of Kent
    26. The Prince of Wales, eldest son of the Duke of Edinburgh
    27. Prince George of Cambridge, only son of the Duke of Cambridge
  32. Earls
  33. Younger sons of dukes of Blood royal
    1. Lord Nicholas Windsor
  34. Eldest sons of marquesses
    1. Earl of Wiltshire, eldest son of the Marquess of Winchester
    2. Earl of Aboyne, eldest son of the Marquess of Huntly
    3. Viscount Drumlanrig, eldest son of the Marquess of Queensberry
    4. Earl of Shelburne, eldest son of the Marquess of Lansdowne
    5. Viscount Raynham, eldest son of the Marquess Townshend
    6. Viscount Cranborne, eldest son of the Marquess of Salisbury
    7. Viscount Weymouth, eldest son of the Marquess of Bath
    8. Earl of Yarmouth, eldest son of the Marquess of Hertford
    9. Earl of Dumfries, eldest son of the Marquess of Bute
    10. Earl of Tyrone, eldest son of the Marquess of Waterford
    11. Earl of Hillsborough, eldest son of the Marquess of Downshire
    12. Earl of Belfast, eldest son of the Marquess of Donegall
    13. Earl of Bective, eldest son of the Marquess of Headfort
    14. Viscount Loftus, eldest son of the Marquess of Ely
    15. Lord Burghley, eldest son of the Marquess of Exeter
    16. Earl Compton, eldest son of the Marquess of Northampton
    17. Earl of Brecknock, eldest son of the Marquess Camden
    18. Earl of Uxbridge, eldest son of the Marquess of Anglesey
    19. Viscount Castlereagh, eldest son of the Marquess of Londonderry
    20. Earl of Mount Charles, eldest son of the Marquess Conyngham
    21. Earl of Cardigan, eldest son of the Marquess of Ailesbury
    22. Earl of Mulgrave, eldest son of the Marquess of Normanby
    23. Earl Ronaldshay, eldest son of the Marquess of Zetland
    24. Earl of Hopetoun, eldest son of the Marquess of Linlithgow
    25. Earl of Haddo, eldest son of the Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair
    26. Earl of Medina, eldest son of the Marquess of Milford Haven
    27. Viscount Erleigh, eldest son of the Marquess of Reading
  35. Younger sons of dukes
    1. The Lord Thomas Fitzalan-Howard
    2. The Lord Philip Fitzalan-Howard
    3. The Lord Gerald Fitzalan-Howard
    4. The Lord Mark Fitzalan-Howard
    5. The Lord Charles Seymour
    6. The Lord Francis Seymour
    7. The Lord Nicholas Gordon-Lennox
    8. The Lord Charles FitzRoy
    9. The Lord Edward FitzRoy
    10. The Lord Edward Somerset
    11. The Lord John Somerset
    12. The Lord Peter Beauclerk
    13. The Lord James Beauclerk
    14. The Lord John Beauclerk
    15. The Lord Robin Russell
    16. The Lord James Russell
    17. The Lord Rudolf Russell
    18. The Lord Francis Russell
    19. The Lord Hugh Russell
    20. The Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill
    21. The Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
    22. The Lord Hugo Manners
    23. The Lord Edward Manners
    24. The Lord Roger Manners
    25. The Lord John Douglas-Hamilton
    26. The Lord Selkirk of Douglas, though a son of a Duke of Hamilton, ranks lower as a life peer
    27. The Lord Patrick Douglas-Hamilton
    28. The Lord David Douglas-Hamilton
    29. The Lord John Montagu-Douglas-Scott
    30. The Lord Damian Montagu-Douglas-Scott
    31. The Lord Colin Campbell
    32. The Lord Craig Murray
    33. The Lord Ronald Graham
    34. The Lord Donald Graham
    35. The Lord Edward Innes-Ker
    36. The Lord George Innes-Ker
    37. The Lord Robert Innes-Ker
    38. The Lord Kimble Montagu
    39. The Lord Max Percy
    40. The Lord James Percy
    41. The Lord John FitzGerald
    42. The Lord Adrian FitzGerald
    43. The Lord Richard Wellesley
    44. The Lord John Wellesley
    45. The Lord James Wellesley
    46. The Lord Henry Egerton
    47. The Lord Nicholas Hamilton
    48. The Lord Anthony Hamilton
    49. The Lord Nicholas Windsor
  36. Lord Justice General (Lord Gill)
  37. Lord Clerk Register (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)
  38. Lord Advocate (Frank Mulholland)
  39. Advocate General for Scotland (Lord Wallace of Tankerness)
  40. Lord Justice Clerk (Lord Carloway)
  41. Viscounts
  42. Eldest sons of earls
    1. Viscount Ingestre, eldest son of the Earl of Shrewsbury
    2. Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe, eldest son of the Earl of Derby
    3. Lord Herbert of Cardiff, eldest son of the Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery
    4. The Honourable Charles Courtenay, eldest son of the Earl of Devon
    5. Viscount Andover, eldest son of the Earl of Suffolk
    6. Viscount Feilding, eldest son of the Earl of Denbigh
    7. Lord Norreys, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsey
    8. Viscount Maidstone, eldest son of the Earl of Winchelsea
    9. Viscount Hinchingbrooke, eldest son of the Earl of Sandwich
    10. Viscount Woodstock, eldest son of the Earl of Portland
    11. Viscount Bury, eldest son of the Earl of Albermarle
    12. Viscount Deerhurst, eldest son of the Earl of Coventry
    13. Lord Balniel, eldest son of the Earl of Crawford
    14. Lord Hay, eldest son of the Earl of Erroll
    15. Lord Strathnaver, eldest son of the Earl of Sutherland
    16. Lord Aberdour, eldest son of the Earl of Morton
    17. Lord Cardross, eldest son of the Earl of Buchan
    18. Lord Montgomerie, eldest son of the Earl of Eglinton
    19. Lord Berriedale, eldest son of the Earl of Caithness
    20. Lord Doune, eldest son of the Earl of Morway
    21. Lord Glamis, eldest son of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
    22. Lord Dunglass, eldest son of the Earl of Home
    23. Lord Binning, eldest son of the Earl of Haddington
    24. Viscount of Maitland, eldest son of the Earl of Lauderdale
    25. Viscount of Garnock, eldest son of the Earl of Lindsay
    26. Viscount of Dupplin, eldest son of the Earl of Kinnoull
    27. Lord Bruce of Kinloss, eldest son of the Earl of Elgin
    28. Lord Neidpath, eldest son of the Earl of Wemyss
    29. Lord Ramsay of Dalhousie, eldest son of the Earl of Dalhousie
    30. Lord Ogilvy of Airlie, eldest son of the Earl of Airlie
    31. Lord Balgonie, eldest son of the Earl of Leven
    32. Lord Huntingtower, eldest son of the Countess of Dysart
    33. Lord Daer, eldest son of the Baron Selkirk of Douglas (disclaimed Earldom of Selkirk)
    34. Lord Rosehill, eldest son of the Earl of Northesk
    35. Lord Scrymgeour, eldest son of the Earl of Dundee
    36. Lord Johnstone, eldest son of the Earl of Annandale and Hartfell
    37. Lord Cochrane, eldest son of the Earl of Dundonald
    38. Viscount of Kirkwall, eldest son of the Earl of Orkney
    39. Viscount of Reidhaven, eldest son of the Earl of Seafield
    40. Lord Dalmeny, eldest son of the Earl of Rosebery
    41. Viscount of Kelburn, eldest son of the Earl of Glasgow
    42. Lord Guernsey, eldest son of the Earl of Aylesford
    43. Viscount Chewton, eldest son of the Earl Waldegrave
    44. Viscount Petersham, eldest son of the Earl of Harrington
    45. Viscount Lymington, eldest son of the Earl of Portsmouth
    46. Lord Brooke, eldest son of the Earl of Warwick
    47. Viscount Folkestone, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor
    48. Viscount Althorp, eldest son of the Earl Spencer
    49. Lord Apsley, eldest son of the Earl Bathurst
    50. Lord Hyde, eldest son of the Earl of Clarendon
    51. Viscount of Stormont, eldest son of the Earl of Mansfield
    52. Lord Porchester, eldest son of the Earl of Carnarvon
    53. Viscount Chelsea, eldest son of the Earl Cadogan
    54. Viscount FitzHarris, eldest son of the Earl of Malmesbury
    55. Viscount Dungarvan, eldest son of the Earl of Cork
    56. Lord Ardee, eldest son of the Earl of Meath
    57. Viscount Moore, eldest son of the Earl of Drogheda
    58. Viscount Forbes, eldest son of the Earl of Granard
    59. Lord Clifton of Rathmore, eldest son of the Earl of Darnley
    60. Viscount Ikerrin, eldest son of the Earl of Carrick
    61. Viscount Boyle, eldest son of the Earl of Shannon
    62. Viscount Stopford, eldest son of the Earl of Courtown
    63. Viscount Pollington, eldest son of the Earl of Mexborough
    64. Viscount Jocelyn, eldest son of the Earl of Roden
    65. Viscount Lisburne, eldest son of the Earl of Lisburne
    66. Lord Gilford, eldest son of the Earl of Clanwilliam
    67. Viscount Dunluce, eldest son of the Earl of Antrim
    68. Lord Silchester, eldest son of the Earl of Longford
    69. Viscount Carlow, eldest son of the Earl of Portarlington
    70. Lord Naas, eldest son of the Earl of Mayo
    71. Viscount Crichton, eldest son of the Earl of Erne
    72. Lord Bingham, eldest son of the Earl of Lucan
    73. Viscount Corry, eldest son of the Earl Belmore
    74. Viscount Suirdale, eldest son of the Earl of Donoughmore
    75. Viscount Alexander, eldest son of the Earl of Caledon
    76. Lord Loughborough, eldest son of the Earl of Rosslyn
    77. Viscount Cranley, eldest son of the Earl of Onslow
    78. Viscount Grey de Wilton, eldest son of the Earl of Wilton
    79. Viscount Glentworth, eldest son of the Earl of Limerick
    80. Viscount Clive, eldest son of the Earl of Powis
    81. Viscount Merton, eldest son of the Earl Nelson
    82. Lord Oxmantown, eldest son of the Earl of Rosse
    83. Viscount Somerton, eldest son of the Earl of Normanton
    84. Viscount Lowther, eldest son of the Earl of Lonsdale
    85. Viscount Sandon, eldest son of the Earl of Harrowby
    86. Viscount Melgund, eldest son of the Earl of Minto
    87. Viscount Grimston, eldest son of the Earl of Verulam
    88. Lord Eliot, eldest son of the Earl of St Germans
    89. Viscount Boringdon, eldest son of the Earl of Morley
    90. Viscount Newport, eldest son of the Earl of Bradford
    91. Viscount Encombe, eldest son of the Earl of Elden
    92. Viscount Curzon, eldest son of the Earl Howe
    93. Viscount Durwich, eldest son of the Earl of Stradbroke
    94. Lord Langton, eldest son of the Earl Temple of Stowe
    95. Viscount Newry, eldest son of the Earl of Kilmorey
    96. Viscount Northland, eldest son of the Earl of Ranfurly
    97. Viscount Anson, eldest son of the Earl of Lichfield
    98. Viscount Granville, eldest son of the Earl Granville
    99. Lord Howard of Effingham, eldest son of the Earl of Effingham
    100. Lord Ducie, eldest son of the Earl of Ducie
    101. Lord Worsley, eldest son of the Earl of Yarborough
    102. Viscount Coke, eldest son of the Earl of Leicester
    103. Viscount Campden, eldest son of the Earl of Gainsborough
    104. Viscount Enfield, eldest son of the Earl of Strafford
    105. Viscount Dangan, eldest son of the Earl Cowley
    106. Viscount Ednam, eldest son of the Earl of Dudley
    107. Viscount Tarbat, eldest son of the Earl of Cromartie
    108. Viscount Carlton, eldest son of the Earl of Wharncliffe
    109. Viscount Garmoyle, eldest son of the Earl Cairns
    110. Viscount Wolmer, eldest son of the Earl of Selborne
    111. Lord Medway, eldest son of the Earl of Cranbrook
    112. Viscount Errington, eldest son of the Earl of Cromer
    113. Viscount Hawkesbury, eldest son of the Earl of Liverpool
    114. Viscount Borodale, eldest son of the Earl Beatty
    115. Viscount Dawick, eldest son of the Earl Haig
    116. Viscount Asquith, eldest son of the Earl of Oxford
    117. Viscount Jellicoe, eldest son of the Earl Jellicoe
    118. Viscount Clanfield, eldest son of the Earl Peel
    119. Lord Irwin, eldest son of the Earl of Halifax
    120. Viscount Ruthven of Canberra, eldest son of the Earl of Gowrie
    121. Viscount Gwynedd, eldest son of the Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor
    122. Lord Romsey, eldest son of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma
    123. Viscount Linley, eldest son of the Earl of Snowdon
    124. Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden, eldest son of the Earl of Stockton
  43. The Lord Frederick Windsor
  44. Younger sons of marquesses
  45. Barons and Lords of Parliament
  46. Eldest sons of viscounts
  47. Younger sons of earls
  48. Eldest sons of barons
  49. Knights of the Garter
  50. Knights of the Thistle
  51. Knights of St Patrick (none, order dormant)
  52. Privy Counsellors
  53. Senators of the College of Justice and the Chairman of the Scottish Land Court
  54. Younger sons of viscounts
  55. Younger sons of barons
  56. Sons of Law Life Peers
  57. Baronets
  58. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  59. Knights Grand Commanders of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  60. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  61. Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  62. Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  63. Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  64. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Bath
  65. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  66. Knights Commanders of the Order of St Michael and St George
  67. Knights Commanders of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  68. Knights Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  69. Knights Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  70. Solicitor General for Scotland (Lesley Thomson - see Order of Precedence for Ladies below)
  71. Lyon King of Arms (W David H Sellar)
  72. Scottish Barons
  73. Sheriffs-Principal
  74. Knights Bachelor
  75. Sheriffs
  76. Companions of the Order of the Bath
  77. Companions of the Order of the Star of India (none, order dormant)
  78. Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  79. Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire (none, order dormant)
  80. Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  81. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  82. Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  83. Companions of the Distinguished Service Order
  84. Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  85. Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  86. Eldest sons of younger sons of peers
  87. Eldest sons of baronets
  88. Eldest sons of Knights of the Garter
  89. Eldest sons of Knights of the Thistle
  90. Eldest sons of Knights of St Patrick
  91. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  92. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  93. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  94. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  95. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  96. Eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  97. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  98. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  99. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  100. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  101. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  102. Eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  103. Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  104. Members of the Order of the British Empire
  105. Younger sons of baronets
  106. Younger sons of Knights of the Garter
  107. Younger sons of Knights of the Thistle
  108. Younger sons of Knights of St Patrick
  109. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  110. Younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  111. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  112. Younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  113. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  114. Younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  115. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  116. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  117. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  118. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  119. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  120. Younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  121. Queen's Counsel
  122. Esquires
  123. Gentlemen

Ladies[edit]

  1. The Queen
  2. Queens dowager (none living; ordered according to husband's death, earliest first)
  3. Wife of the Heir Apparent
    1. The Duchess of Rothesay
  4. Wives of the Sovereign's younger sons
    1. The Countess of Wessex
  5. Daughters of the Sovereign
    1. The Princess Royal
  6. Wife of the Sovereign's eldest grandson
    1. The Countess of Strathearn
  7. Other Granddaughters-in-law of the Sovereign
    1. Autumn Phillips
  8. Granddaughters of the Sovereign
    1. Princess Beatrice of York
    2. Princess Eugenie of York
    3. Lady Louise Windsor
    4. Zara Phillips, MBE
  9. Great-granddaughters of the Sovereign
    1. Miss Savannah Phillips
    2. Miss Isla Phillips
  10. Sisters-in-law of the Sovereign (none)
  11. Sisters of the Sovereign (none living)
  12. Aunts (by marriage) of the Sovereign (none living)
  13. Aunts (by blood) of the Sovereign (none living)
  14. Nieces (by marriage) of the Sovereign (Viscountess Linley)
  15. Nieces (by blood) of the Sovereign (Lady Sarah Chatto)
  16. Granddaughters-in-law of former Sovereigns (whose husbands are Dukes)
    1. The Duchess of Gloucester
    2. The Duchess of Kent
  17. Granddaughters-in-law of former Sovereigns (whose husbands are not Dukes)
    1. Princess Michael of Kent
    2. The Countess of Harewood
  18. Cousins of the Sovereign
    1. Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy
  19. Lords Lieutenant (see list below)
  20. Sheriff Principal (during term of office and with bounds of Sheriffdom)
  21. Commonwealth Prime Ministers, while visiting the UK, in order of appointment[dubious ]
  22. Ambassadors of foreign countries and High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries according to date of arrival[dubious ]
  23. The Lord Speaker of the House of Lords (The Baroness D'Souza)[dubious ]
  24. Duchesses
  25. Countess of Ulster, wife of the Earl of Ulster
  26. Countess of St Andrews, wife of the Earl of St Andrews
  27. The Lady Davina Windsor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  28. The Lady Rose Gilman, younger daughter of the Duke of Gloucester
  29. The Lady Helen Taylor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Kent
  30. Marchionesses
  31. Wives of dukes' eldest sons
  32. Daughters of dukes not married to peers
  33. Countesses
  34. Wives of marquesses' eldest sons
  35. The Lady Gabriella Windsor
  36. Marquesses' daughters not married to peers
  37. Wives of dukes' younger sons
  38. Viscountesses
  39. Wives of eldest sons of earls or of countesses in their own right
  40. Earls' daughters not married to peers
  41. Sophie Winkleman, wife of Lord Frederick Windsor
  42. Wives of marquesses' younger sons
  43. Baronesses, wives of Lords of Parliament and female holders of Lordships of Parliament
  44. Wives of viscounts' eldest sons
  45. Viscounts' daughters not married to peers
  46. Wives of younger sons of earls or of countesses in their own right
  47. Wives of eldest sons of barons or baronesses
  48. Daughters of barons or baronesses
  49. Ladies of the Garter
    1. The Princess Royal
    2. Princess Alexandra, the Honourable Lady Ogilvy
    3. The Lady Soames
  50. Ladies of the Thistle
    1. The Princess Royal
    2. Lady Marion Fraser
  51. Wives of Knights of the Garter
    1. The Queen
    2. The Duchess of Cornwall
    3. The Duchess of Cambridge
    4. The Duchess of Gloucester
    5. The Duchess of Kent
    6. The Duchess of Grafton
    7. The Lady Richardson of Duntisbourne
    8. The Lady Carrington
    9. The Duchess of Wellington
    10. The Lady Bramall
    11. The Viscountess Ridley
    12. The Lady Sainsbury of Preston Candover
    13. The Lady Ashburton
    14. The Lady Kingsdown
    15. Lady Hillary
    16. Lady Mary Colman
    17. The Duchess of Abercorn
    18. The Lady Inge
    19. Lady Acland
    20. The Duchess of Westminster
    21. The Lady Butler of Brockwell
    22. The Lady Morris of Aberavon
    23. Lady Major
    24. The Lady Bingham of Cornhill
  52. Wives of Knights of the Thistle
    1. The Queen
    2. The Duchess of Cornwall
    3. The Countess of Wemyss
    4. The Duchess of Buccleuch
    5. The Countess of Elgin
    6. The Lady Thomson of Monifieth
    7. The Countess of Airlie
    8. The Lady Margaret Tennant
    9. The Viscountess of Arbuthnott
    10. The Countess of Crawford
    11. The Lady Macfarlane of Bearsden
    12. The Lady Mackay of Clashfern
    13. The Lady Wilson of Tillyorn
    14. The Lady Steel of Aikwood
    15. The Lady Robertson of Port Ellen
  53. Privy Counsellors
  54. Senators of the College of Justice
  55. Wives of viscounts' younger sons
  56. Wives of younger sons of barons or baronesses
  57. Wives of baronets
  58. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  59. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  60. Dames Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  61. Dames Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  62. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  63. Wives of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  64. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  65. Wives of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  66. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  67. Wives of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  68. Dames Commander of the Order of the Bath
  69. Dames Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  70. Dames Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  71. Dames Commandes of the Order of the British Empire
  72. Solicitor General for Scotland (Lesley Thomson)
  73. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  74. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  75. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  76. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  77. Wives of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  78. Wives of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  79. Companions of the Order of the Bath
  80. Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  81. Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  82. Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  83. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Bath
  84. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Star of India
  85. Wives of Companions of the Order of St Michael and St George
  86. Wives of Companions of the Order of the Indian Empire
  87. Wives of Commanders of the Royal Victorian Order
  88. Wives of Commanders of the Order of the British Empire
  89. Wives of Companions of the Distinguished Service Order
  90. Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  91. Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  92. Wives of Lieutenants of the Royal Victorian Order
  93. Wives of Officers of the Order of the British Empire
  94. Wives of Senators of the College of Justice
  95. Wives of Knights Bachelor
  96. Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  97. Wives of Companions of the Imperial Service Order
  98. Wives of the eldest sons of sons of peers or peeresses
  99. Daughters of sons of peers or peeresses
  100. Wives of the eldest sons of baronets
  101. Daughters of baronets
  102. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of the Garter
  103. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of the Thistle
  104. Wives of eldest sons of Knights of St Patrick
  105. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  106. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  107. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  108. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  109. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  110. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  111. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  112. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  113. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  114. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  115. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  116. Wives of eldest sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  117. Daughters of Knights of the Garter
  118. Daughters of Knights of the Thistle
  119. Daughters of Knights of St Patrick
  120. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  121. Daughters of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  122. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  123. Daughters of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  124. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  125. Daughters of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  126. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  127. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  128. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  129. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  130. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
  131. Daughters of Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire
  132. Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  133. Members of the Order of the British Empire
  134. Wives of Members of the Royal Victorian Order
  135. Wives of Members of the Order of the British Empire
  136. Wives of younger sons of baronets
  137. Wives of younger sons of Knights of the Garter
  138. Wives of younger sons of Knights of the Thistle
  139. Wives of younger sons of Knights of St Patrick
  140. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
  141. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Star of India
  142. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George
  143. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  144. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  145. Wives of younger sons of Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire
  146. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath
  147. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  148. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
  149. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire
  150. Wives of younger sons of Knights Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Local Precedence[edit]

  1. The Lord Lieutenant of the lieutenancy areas (the Lord Provost is Lord Lieutenant in the 4 largest cities):
  2. The Provost
  3. The Deputy Provost
  4. Justices of the Peace
  5. The Chief Constable

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warrant of 9 March 1905
  2. ^ The Table of Precedence Amongst Ladies in Scotland from Debretts's
  3. ^ http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/2014/church_of_scotland_chooses_new_moderator_designate
  4. ^ http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/59201/pages/page.htm

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