Viscount Younger of Leckie

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Viscount Younger of Leckie, of Alloa in the County of Clackmannan, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1923 for the Unionist politician Sir George Younger, 1st Baronet. He had already been created a Baronet, of Leckie in the County of Clackmannan, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, on 12 July 1911. His grandson, the third Viscount, served as Lord Lieutenant of Stirlingshire (renamed Stirling and Falkirk in 1975) from 1964 to 1979, whilst the third Viscount's brother was Labour MP Kenneth Younger. His son, the fourth Viscount, was a prominent Conservative politician. In 1992, five years before he succeeded his father, he was created a life peer as Baron Younger of Prestwick, of Ayr in the District of Kyle and Carrick. As of 2017 the titles are held by his son, the fifth Viscount, who succeeded in 2003 and joined the House of Lords as an elected hereditary peer in 2010.

The family seat is Leckie House, near Gargunnock, Stirlingshire.

Viscounts Younger of Leckie (1923)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Alexander William George Younger (b. 1993)