Baron Strathclyde

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Barony Strathclyde
Coronet of a British Baron.svg
Strathclyde Escutcheon.png
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 date4 May 1955[1]
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderThomas Dunlop Galbraith
Present holderThomas Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde[2]
Heir presumptiveHon. Charles Galbraith
Remainder toHeirs male of the first baron's body
Former seat(s)Barskimming House
Armorial mottoAb obice suavior ("Stronger when opposed")
Alexander Ure

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)[edit]

Barons Strathclyde, Second creation (1955)[edit]

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).[2]


  1. ^ "No. 40470". The London Gazette. 6 May 1955. p. 2619.
  2. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. pp. 3774–3776. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.