Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch

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Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensberry KT GCVO TD PC (30 December 1894 – 4 October 1973) was a politician and Conservative peer. He was the son of John Montagu Douglas Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch. His sister, Alice, married Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (one of the paternal uncles of Queen Elizabeth II) in 1935, becoming a member of the British Royal Family.

Montagu Douglas Scott was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and had a military career commanding the 4th KOSBs. He was also Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers.

As Earl of Dalkeith, Scott was Scottish Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire from 1923 until 1935, when he succeeded as Duke of Buccleuch and Duke of Queensberry. He was succeeded as MP for the constituency by his brother, Lord William Scott. According to Cowling, he met German ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop in London.

He married Vreda Esther Mary Lascelles, granddaughter of William Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans, on 21 April 1921. They had three children:

Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensberry, died on 4 October 1973 and was buried among the ruins of Melrose Abbey.

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Sources[edit]

Maurice Cowling, The Impact of Hitler - British Politics & Policy 1933–1940, Cambridge University Press, 1975, p. 403, ISBN 0-521-20582-4

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Henderson
Member of Parliament for Roxburgh and Selkirk
19231935
Succeeded by
Lord William Walter Montagu
Douglas Scott
Political offices
Preceded by
The Duke of Sutherland
Lord Steward
1937–1940
Succeeded by
The Duke of Hamilton
Preceded by
Lord Elphinstone
Lord Clerk Register
1956–1973
Succeeded by
The Earl of Wemyss
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Roxburghe
Lord Lieutenant of Roxburghshire
1932–1973
Succeeded by
The Duke of Buccleuch
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
John Montagu Douglas Scott
Duke of Buccleuch
2nd creation
1935–1973
Succeeded by
John Scott
Duke of Queensberry
1935–1973