Gules, three bear's heads erased argent, muzzled azure, within a bordure indented or, charged with three mullets of the third, a crescent of the second for difference
|Creation date||4 May 1955|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Peerage||Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|First holder||Thomas Dunlop Galbraith|
|Present holder||Thomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde|
|Heir presumptive||Hon. Charles Galbraith|
|Remainder to||Heirs male of the first baron's body|
|Former seat(s)||Barskimming House|
|Armorial motto||Ab obice suavior ("Stronger when opposed")|
Baron Strathclyde is a title that has been created twice in British history, both times in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was first created in 1914 when the politician and judge Alexander Ure was made Baron Strathclyde, of Sandyford in the County of Lanark. This creation became extinct on his death in 1928.
It was created for a second time in 1955 when the Scottish Unionist Party politician Thomas Dunlop Galbraith was made Baron Strathclyde, of Barskimming in the County of Ayr. Since 1985, the title has been held by his grandson, the second Baron. He is the son of the politician the Hon. Sir Tam Galbraith KBE, eldest son of the first Baron. Lord Strathclyde is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.
Barons Strathclyde, First creation (1914)
- Alexander Ure, 1st Baron Strathclyde (1853–1928)
Barons Strathclyde, Second creation (1955)
- Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde (1891–1985)
- Thomas Galloway Dunlop 'Tam' Galbraith (1917–1982)
- Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde (b. 1960)
The second baron has three daughters. The heir presumptive is the present holder's brother Hon. Charles William du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith (b. 1962), also grandson of the first baron. The heir presumptive's heir apparent is his son Humphrey Eldred Galloway Galbraith (b. 1994).