Richard Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch
Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch and 12th Duke of Queensberry KBE DL (born 14 February 1954) is the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as Chief of Clan Scott. He is the senior patrilinear descendant of Sir James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (9 April 1649 – 15 July 1685), the eldest illegitimate son of King Charles II and his mistress, Lucy Walter.
Early life and education
He attended Eton, was Page of Honour to the Queen Mother from 1967 to 1969. In 1973 his father inherited the Dukedoms of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and Scott took the courtesy title of Earl of Dalkeith. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts.
Marriage and family
In 1981 he married Lady Elizabeth Marian Frances Kerr, a daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian (and a sister of the 13th Marquess of Lothian, better known as the Conservative politician Michael Ancram), and they later had four children:
- Lady Louisa Jane Therese Montagu Douglas Scott (b. 1 October 1982)
- Walter John Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith (b. 2 August 1984)
- Lord Charles David Peter Montagu Douglas Scott (b. 20 April 1987)
- Lady Amabel Clare Alice Montagu Douglas Scott (b. 23 June 1992).
Lord Dalkeith had a brief spell on the board of Border Television from 1989 to 1990, and in 1994 he joined the Millennium Commission as the representative for Northern England. Appointed a KBE in 2000 for his services to the Millennium Celebrations, Dalkeith left the commission in 2003. He is President of the National Trust for Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Dalkeith also served as Deputy Chairman of the (since abolished) Independent Television Commission, as a member of Scottish Heritage, on the board of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and was President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society from 1999 to 2005.
The Duke currently lives in Drumlanrig Castle.
The art collection of the Dukes of Buccleuch is of great significance; thus the recovery of the stolen Leonardo da Vinci painting Madonna of the Yarnwinder from the collection, valued at 30 million GBP, in a raid on the offices of a prestigious law firm captured public attention in 2007. A discovery in June 2008 of a painting in the family collection at Boughton House, a rare portrait of the young Elizabeth I Queen of England, was welcomed by art historians.
|Ancestors of Richard Scott, 10th Duke of Buccleuch|
- Official Buccleuch Group of companies website
- Princess Elizabeth I portrait found
- Madonna back to Buccleuch
|Page of Honour to The Queen Mother
1967 – 1969
|Peerage of Scotland|
|Duke of Buccleuch
Duke of Queensberry
2007 – present
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
His Grace The Duke of Hamilton & Brandon
His Grace The Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry
The Rt Hon. The Earl of Crawford & Balcarres