Baron Craigmyle, of Craigmyle in the County of Aberdeen, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in May 1929 for the Liberal politician and judge Thomas Shaw, Baron Shaw. He had already in 1909 been given a life peerage under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 as Baron Shaw, of Dunfermline in the County of Fife. He served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the House of Lords from 1909 to 1929, when he was rewarded with a hereditary peerage. On his death in 1937 the life peerage became extinct while he was succeeded in the hereditary barony by his son, the second Baron. He notably represented Kilmarnock in Parliament as a Liberal. As of 2009[update] the title is held by the latter's grandson, the fourth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1998.
Barons Craigmyle (1929)
- Thomas Shaw, 1st Baron Craigmyle (1850–1937)
- Alexander Shaw, 2nd Baron Craigmyle (1883–1944)
- Thomas Shaw, 3rd Baron Craigmyle (1923–1998)
- Thomas Columba Shaw, 4th Baron Craigmyle (b. 1960)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Hon. Alexander Francis Shaw (b. 1988).
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