Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Baronet

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Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Baronet GCVO (born 9 April 1926) is a retired British soldier and former Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian.


Hew Fleetwood Hamilton-Dalrymple was educated at Ampleforth College and joined the Grenadier Guards in 1944 at the age of 18. His last post was Adjutant of the Grenadier Guards before he retired from the army in 1962 with the rank of Major.[1] Subsequently he was Adjutant, later president of the Council, and finally Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers (the Queen's ceremonial bodyguard for Scotland) and Gold Stick for Scotland 1996–2004.[2] He was Lord Lieutenant of East Lothian 1987–2001.[3]

Hamilton-Dalrymple is a landowner whose property includes the Bass Rock bird sanctuary (off East Lothian) which has been in his family since 1706. He was vice-chairman of Scottish and Newcastle Breweries 1983–86 and chairman of Scottish American Investment Company 1985–91.

He is the father of historian William Dalrymple.


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Baronetage of Nova Scotia
Preceded by
Sir Hew Clifford Hamilton-Dalrymple
(of Bargeny)
Succeeded by
Hew Richard Hamilton-Dalrymple (heir apparent)