Norman Macfarlane, Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden

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Norman Somerville Macfarlane, Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden, KT, DL (born 5 March 1926) is a Scottish industrialist and former member of the House of Lords. He sat as Conservative.[1]


Macfarlane was a Member of the Council CBI Scotland from 1975 to 1981, a Board Member of the Scottish Development Agency from 1979 until 1987, and a Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland from 1980 to 1982.[1] Macfarlane received a knighthood in 1983,[2] was created a life peer with the title Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden, of Bearsden in the District of Bearsden and Milngavie on 29 July 1991[1][3] and made a Knight of the Thistle in 1996.[4] He retired from the House of Lords on 21 July 2016.[5] He was Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1992, 1993 and 1997.[1] He has been a member of Glasgow Art Club since 1969.[6] In 1991 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh[7]. Macfarlane is Honorary Patron of Queen's Park.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, House of Lords
  2. ^ "No. 49328". The London Gazette. 22 April 1983. p. 5510.
  3. ^ "No. 52686". The London Gazette. 15 October 1991. p. 15641.
  4. ^ "No. 54597". The London Gazette. 3 December 1996. p. 15995.
  5. ^ Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden – UK Parliament
  6. ^ Glasgow Arts Club Retrieved 2011-08-17
  7. ^ "Lord Norman MacFarlane of Bearsden of Bearsden KT FRSE - The Royal Society of Edinburgh". The Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Norman Somerville Macfarlane". Retrieved 22 August 2018. External link in |website= (help)
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Skidelsky
Baron Macfarlane of Bearsden
Followed by
The Lord Craig of Radley